In our SmartAge ITN consortium we bring together eleven institutions from ten different EU countries spanning academia and industry. In addition, we are supported by five partner organisations to deliver an exciting research and training programme.
Otto W. Witte
GERMANY, University Hospital Jena
research network within the Department of Neurology; Clinical study unit; Statistics, Computer Sciences and Documentation; Research MRI / functional imaging; animal studies / experimental laboratories (-omics, behaviour, molecular biology, electro-physiology); close cooperation with Gastroenterology
head of research group "Gut-Brain Interaction and Aging"; expertise in microbiome research, animal studies, human intervention studies, translation "bench to bedside", stroke research, microbiota, molecular biology, cell culture
Psychological Management "Gedächtniszentrum" at UKJ; head of research group "Neurocognition across the lifespan"; expertise in neurocognitive research (assessment of underlying mechanisms of normal and pathological changes across the life span; efficacy of enhancement methods in healthy participants and participants at high risk for cognitive decline)
GERMANY, University Hospital Jena
head of research group "Structural Brain Mapping", expertise in neuroimaging with a specific focus on the development of valuable analysis methods for structural brain data; estimating the individual BrainAGE scores with applications for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, voxel-based morphometry toolboxes, and analysis of use-dependent plasticity
large laboratory facilities dedicated to R&D activities; state of the art equipment; development of industrial scale microfluidic technologies inspired by sophisticated biological systems, organ-on-chips and artificial organs
2D and 3D Optical Fluorescence/ Bioluminescence in vivo Imaging systems, CellVizio Dual Band fibre-optic confocal endomicroscope, small animal NanoSPECT SPECT/CT system, NanoDot radiation dosimetry system, isotope laboratory with radiochemistry facilities
systems biology; omics sciences (especially metabolomics, metagenomics, and transcriptomics); Integrative Systems Medicine; application of cutting-edge post-genomic technologies combined with advanced computational methods (i.e., machine learning) in large human cohorts and pre-clinical models; microbial profiles and functional traits associated with memory, inhibitory control, and depression
Central sequencing platform (transcriptome, metagenome, 16S, genome), Central computing platform (modeling/RNA-Seq data analysis, metagenomic analyses); Large-scale (longitudinal) human cohorts (Biobank PopGen, NaKo, FoCus) for general health and the effect of nutrition
Bioinformatics (metagenomic species databases for various microbiomes, microbiome-wide SNV profiling, framework for sub-species resolution microbiomics and in situ growth-rate measures, Functional Species Groups); molecular biology laboratory; Bayesian statistics, statistical programing, super-computing, systems biology
SWITZERLAND, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
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