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BIOAGE: Extension, enhancement and strengthening of established collaborations to create a knowledgebase for biomarker based research on aging

PI: Karl-Heinz Wagner


BIOAGE is a collaborative research project between five distinguished universities and research institutes in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. The overall aim of the proposed staff exchange programme is to build, extend and strengthen sustainable international collaborations between the partners so as to create a knowledge base for biomarker based research related to aging, sampling techniques in the elderly and biomonitoring studies. Further, young researchers should be trained to be the next biomarker experts.

Within this aim the exchange objective is to provide researchers with: 1] an international platform to learn, train and apply novel biomarkers as well as sampling techniques and methods, 2] the opportunity to formulate new joint collaborative research and funding proposals, 3] the possibility to participate in large human biomonitoring studies, and 4] international exposure and intercultural understanding.

The expertise and facilities of the partners are highly complementary and the synergy lies in the combination of expertise on biomarker quality and validation, sampling techniques, clinical trials with elderly, nutritional and physical activity interventions, as well in the experience of performing large studies. This is underpinned by extensive experience and expertise of the partners in complementary aspects of human aging.

The consortium will be sustainable through its close association with the topic of Biomarkers and the existing close collaborations. BIOAGE contributes to the EC priorities since it uses mobility to transfer knowledge and will create a network through which European centres of excellence will be enhanced through links with researchers from the rest of the world.

Further project grants at Austrian (FWF) and European (Horizon 2020) are submitted.

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