WHYWEAGE

A road map for European ageing research

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL 

 Organization address address: Rue de Bruxelles 61
city: NAMUR
postcode: 5000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Culot
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 81 72 57 05
Fax: +32 81 72 57 01

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.whyweage.eu/
 Totale costo 559˙824 €
 EC contributo 499˙176 €
 Programma FP7-HEALTH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Health
 Code Call FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
 Funding Scheme CSA-SA
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-01-01   -   2010-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

 Organization address address: Rue de Bruxelles 61
city: NAMUR
postcode: 5000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Culot
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 81 72 57 05
Fax: +32 81 72 57 01

BE (NAMUR) coordinator 451˙026.00
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nadine
Cognome: Brochet
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 472 44 56 90
Fax: +33 478 89 08 51

FR (PARIS) participant 6˙420.00
3    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

 Organization address address: Via Zamboni 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Andrea
Cognome: Previti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 051 209 4766
Fax: +39 051 209 4768

IT (BOLOGNA) participant 3˙210.00
4    CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Llandaff Campus western Avenue
city: Cardiff
postcode: CF5 2YB

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Nicholas
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 29 2041 60 66
Fax: +44 29 2041 69 24

UK (Cardiff) participant 3˙210.00
5    EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER-SCHOLL-PLATZ
city: TUEBINGEN
postcode: 72074

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Graham
Cognome: Pawelec
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7071 2982805
Fax: +49 7071 294677

DE (TUEBINGEN) participant 3˙210.00
6    ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON

 Organization address address: Vassileos Constantinou Avenue 48
city: ATHENS
postcode: 11635

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Efstathios S
Cognome: Gonos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 7273756
Fax: +30 210 7273677

EL (ATHENS) participant 3˙210.00
7    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)

 Organization address address: 101 Rue de Tolbiac
city: PARIS
postcode: 75654

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Enide
Cognome: Noupian
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 48 07 34 17
Fax: +33 1 48 07 34 32

FR (PARIS) participant 3˙210.00
8    OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

 Organization address address: DR. IGNAZ SEIPEL-PLATZ 2
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pidder
Cognome: Jansen-Dürr
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 512 583919 44
Fax: +43 512 583919 8

AT (WIEN) participant 3˙210.00
9    SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM

 Organization address address: Ulloi ut 26
city: BUDAPEST
postcode: 1085

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Agnes
Cognome: Bajko
Email: send email
Telefono: +36 26 627 554043
Fax: +36 1 266 65 50

HU (BUDAPEST) participant 3˙210.00
10    STRATICELL SCREENING TECHNOLOGIES

 Organization address address: RUE JEAN SONET 10 PARC SCIENTIFIQUE CREALYS CRI ANDROMEDE
city: GEMBLOUX LES ISNES
postcode: 5032

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Michel
Cognome: Salmon
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 81 72 85 80
Fax: +32 81 72 85 89

BE (GEMBLOUX LES ISNES) participant 3˙210.00
11    UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITATSSTRASSE 10
city: KONSTANZ
postcode: 78457

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Margit
Cognome: Mosbacher
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 75 31 88 22 98
Fax: +49 75 31 88 37 27

DE (KONSTANZ) participant 3˙210.00
12    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Christian
Cognome: Swine
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 81 42 21 11
Fax: +32 81 42 34 39

BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) participant 3˙210.00
13    UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

 Organization address address: Place Jussieu 4
city: PARIS
postcode: 75252

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Wiest
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44 27 97 58
Fax: +33 1 44 27 74 67

FR (PARIS) participant 3˙210.00
14    UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

 Organization address address: Kensington Terrace 6
city: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
postcode: NE1 7RU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Douglas
Cognome: Robertson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 191 222 51 48
Fax: +44 191 222 34 01

UK (NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE) participant 3˙210.00
15    UNIWERSYTET LODZKI

 Organization address address: Ul. Narutowicza 65
city: LODZ
postcode: 90131

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Grzegorz
Cognome: Bartosz
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 42 635 44 76
Fax: +48 42 635 44 73

PL (LODZ) participant 3˙210.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The rapid increase of life expectancy in Europe is essentially a positive outcome from improved health care and socioeconomic progress. However age-related deteriorations of health greatly impinge upon the health care and social security systems. This fosters an increasing necessity of keeping as long as possible the elderly in relatively healthy conditions. Unravelling the fundamental mechanisms of ageing is a pre-requisite for maintaining activity and independence of the elderly, thus improving the quality of life at older age. After some preparative effort made in FP6, time has come to federate the European research on ageing around commonly agreed perspectives, considering the need for progress in an area of great socioeconomic and political stake in Europe. The next step is therefore to raise a road map for the European research on the molecular aspects of healthy human ageing, considering also some aspects of development. Based on an assessment of the state of the art in molecular gerontology and breakthroughs in biotechnology, we shall clarify the main priorities for the next 15 years. We will engage an open and transparent mechanism to support a closely prepared and coordinated series of subtopic research workshops merging in a get-together integrative conference. In order not to start from scratch again, the selection of the participants will be based namely on the list of 50 associate and 14 full members, academic and industrial, of the ongoing FP6 « Linkage » Coordination Action, led by the coordinator of this proposal, experienced in successfully managing European projects. Distinguished scientists working in other fields of molecular biology and biotechnology will also participate. The conclusions of the workshops and final conference will be published in a series of position papers. This will serve as a reference tool for further support of European policies on ageing, considering other stakeholders in the field who will also be invited to participate'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Due to the rapid increase in ageing populations, improvements in health care and socioeconomic conditions have led to higher health care expenses in Europe. 'A road map for European ageing research' (WHYWEAGE) is an EU-funded project that aims to improve quality of life for the ageing population and meet their health care needs.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Ageing is often accompanied by vascular diseases like hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, skin changes, muscle loss, poor metabolism and neurological deficit. These degenerative changes are usually due to alterations in molecular mechanisms at the cellular level. Age-related disorders reduce quality of life, increase dependence on others and lower contribution to the work force or knowledge pool. The rapidly increasing aged population in EU also places a huge burden on governments and health care systems that are not adequately equipped to meet their needs.

WHYWEAGE is an initiative established to identify areas of research for better understanding of molecular mechanisms of ageing and for finding solutions to improve quality of life. Twelve successful workshops were held with participants from 21 European countries, including industrial stakeholders along with scientists to provide technical and commercial perspective. Topics such as 'biomarkers of ageing', 'oxidative stress, protein damage and protein maintenance', vascular ageing, 'sarcopenia, muscle weakness and physical exercises', and 'clinical biogerontological studies' were addressed.

Deficits in knowledge and technology were identified and research areas were prioritised based on criticality of intervention. The outcomes were used to develop a road map outline for EU research on ageing. Press conferences and individual project websites (see, for example, http://diamap.eu/) were used for information dissemination.

The WHYWEAGE road map will guide the way for unravelling the mystery behind ageing at the molecular level. Healthy ageing would vastly improve the quality of life of the elderly and reduce health care and socioeconomic costs.

This multidisciplinary coordination will lead to optimal research and technology development (RTD) to address the unmet needs of the ageing populations in Europe. The data will also guide policymaking and aid stakeholders in decision making with regard to pursuing commercialisation of technology options.

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