The overarching objective of the BRAINFOOD cluster is to ultimately positively impact on brain health by improving nutrition of European citizens based upon fundamental insights in the bidirectional links between brain health and nutrition. In line with the EBRA concept, it is our mission to work together, synergistically and in a coordinated and non-fragmented manner, to specifically identify knowledge gaps and priorities in ways that can impact on the societal challenge of improving brain health through nutrition. At all levels, and where possible, gender will be taken into account.
The table below describes participants, selected because of their complimentary roles and expertise. BRAINFOOD has experts in clinical trials and interventions, epidemiology (including longitudinal studies), genetics, psychiatry, nutrition, metabolomics, brain imaging, preclinical behavioural models (including disease), pharmacology, studies in early life and in ageing, consumer behaviour, public health intervention studies, health policy, artificial intelligence and machine learning. With the help of organization such as the European Brain Council, we also aim to link in new members linked to advocacy and policy.
For more information about BRAINFOOD-cluster members, click here.
European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) network:
The BRAINFOOD cluster is also involved in the ECNP network: Nutrition Network.
ECNP Networks bring together researchers with different expertise across Europe to foster successful collaboration and sharing of ideas, discoveries and practices in translational neuroscience. The overarching aim of ECNP Networks is to facilitate the collection of essential biological, clinical and therapeutic data in a standardised way to guarantee their robustness, reproducibility and translatability.