17th December 2009: TORNADO a new EC-funded Food project



TORNADO  (Molecular Targets Open for Regulation by the gut flora – New Avenues for improved Diet to Optimise European health)  is a new FP7 Food project that began this September. The project, coordinated by Professor Sven Pettersson from the Karolinska Institute has 22 partners from 10 EU countries.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Increase the knowledge of the effect of diet on gut flora and specific groups of micro organisms on the immune system and the interaction with other organ systems.
  • Increase the cooperation between different scientific disciplines in general and increase and consolidate existing interdisciplinary cooperation among Tornado partners specifically.
  • Provide first class scientific data to substantiate health claims and to contribute information and know-how to the EU Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General policy in this area.

Tornado’s ultimate goal, is to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate future design of personalised functional food for specific target groups (age and geography).


Click here for project website.



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