Harokopio University

Lead Contact: Yannis Manios

Email: manios@hua.gr

Web: http://www.hua.gr

Χαροκόπειο
Established in 1991, Harokopio University of Athens (HUA) is a public University located in the city of Athens, dedicated in promoting high-quality education and research in a small, well focused set of intellectual areas. HUA has been highly ranked based on its performance with regard to citations per Professor/Researcher and thus it is greatly acknowledged as a rapidly developing and expanding University in Europe.

The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics (DND) within School of Health Science & Education at HUA offers high standard graduate and postgraduate education, covering all aspects of human nutrition and clinical nutrition science. Research activity is highly encouraged by the School, promoting scientific knowledge primarily focused in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases prevention and management. Within the DND, Prof. Yannis Manios is leading the “Nutritional Assessment, Health Promotion and Counselling” group, one of the most active and recognised research groups of the University. This group has experience in studying the interactions among behavioural, demographic and physiological indices leading to the development of NCDs, as well as developing and implementing interventions for their prevention.

Yannis Manios
Yannis Manios
Professor
Professor in Nutritional Assessment and Health Promotion. Research interests: assessment of dietary intake, lifestyle behaviours and health indices throughout the lifespan; designing...
Odysseas Androutsos
Odysseas Androutsos
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Researcher in the fields of nutritional assessment, determinants and lifestyle interventions for the prevention and treatment of NCDs.
Kalliopi Karatzi
Kalliopi Karatzi
Dietician and Nutritionist
Dietician and Nutritionist and a Research and Teaching Associate of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece.
Lamprinou Christina-Paulina
Lamprinou Christina-Paulina
Research Manager
Dr. Lamprinou Christina-Paulina is Dietician-Nutritionist and Research Associate specialized in lifestyle counselling interventions and prevention of NCDs.
Christina Mavrogianni
Christina Mavrogianni
Dietitian-Nutritionist
Dietitian-Nutritionist, PhD candidate and Master in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics with specialization in “Clinical Nutrition”. Research Associate in the Department of Nutrition &...
Eva Karaglani
Eva Karaglani
Dietitian-Nutritionist and Research Associate
Eva obtained her B.Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics in 2014 and her M.Sc. in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics with specialization in “Nutrition & Exercise” in 2017, both from the...

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Director General: Jaana Lindström

Email: firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Postal address: P.O. Box 30, FI-00271 Helsinki, Finland
Street address: Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki (reception in building A)

Web: https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) operates under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL promotes the wellbeing and health of the population, prevents diseases and social problems, and develops social and health services. THL is active in research, development, evaluation and follow-up, performs official tasks, and engages in extensive international cooperation.

Jaana Lindström
Jaana Lindström
Research Manager
Research Manager in Public Health Promotion Unit, Adjunct Professor in the field of type 2 diabetes prevention, risk factors for type 2 diabetes...
Katja Wikström
Katja Wikström
Senior Researcher
Specialist researcher in the fields of nutrition, risk factors and prevention of type 2 diabetes, lifestyle interventions and socioeconomic...
Jemina Kivelä
Jemina Kivelä
Researcher
Nutritionist, PhD student with special interest in obesity, type 2 diabetes, lifestyle interventions, metabolism and metabolomics throughout...
Eeva Virtanen
Eeva Virtanen
Researcher
Nutritionist, PhD student with special interest in children and adolescent health, health equity and nutrition in developing countries.
Päivi Valve
Päivi Valve
Researcher
Nutritionist with special interest in lifestyle interventions and food behavior, type 2 diabetes and obesity prevention.

Ghent University

Lead Contact: Greet Cardon

Email: greet.cardon@ugent.be

Web: www.ugent.be

The research program of the Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, research group Physical Activity and Health group at Ghent University, Belgium has its main focus on health promotion and behavioural change with special attention to nutrition and physical activity. Based on planning models of health promotion and behavioural change, studies are executed on (1) monitoring, measurement of nutrition and physical activity, (2) psycho-social and environmental determinants of both behaviours, (3) development of interventions for children, adolescents and adults, (4) effect and process evaluation studies and (5) dissemination activities. The Department of Department of Public Health and Primary Care has a long-standing experience in descriptive, analytical and experimental epidemiological studies and in health promotional intervention studies. The scientific interest area of the department is extremely wide and very sensible for permanent social and public evolutions. The unit “Health Economics” focuses on health economic evaluations in various preventive and therapeutic areas.
Both Departments are embedded in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Lieven Annemans
Lieven Annemans
Full professor Economics of Health and Wellbeing.
Greet Cardon
Greet Cardon
Full professor at the Departement of Movement and Sports Sciences. She has a master degree in Physical education and in Physical Therapy.

Dresden University of Technology

Lead Contact: Peter Schwarz

Email: peter.schwarz@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Web: https://tu-dresden.de/?set_language=en

The Medical Faculty at Dresden University of Technology is the largest hospital structure in Saxony/Germany and consists of 43 hospitals and together with its teaching hospitals and the professional Network Carus Consilum Sachsen comprises another 19 hospitals and 1470 physicians in the region of eastern Saxony covering about 2.3 millions of patients. The Department of Internal Medicine III, Diabetes Care Center offers diabetes research programs that reach from cell biology to genetics, behavioural science, pathogenesis and regeneration of diabetes.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Lead Contact: Konstantinos Makrilakis 

Email: kmakrila@med.uoa.gr

Web: https://en.uoa.gr/el/

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. The Faculty of Medicine of the NKUA is part of the School of Health Sciences. Within the NKUA, the Diabetes Center of the “Laiko” General University Hospital, is staffed by the faculty of Medicine and has ample experience in studying and investigating all aspects of diabetes prevention and treatment in the adult population.

Konstantinos Makrilakis
Konstantinos Makrilakis
Prof. Konstantinos Makrilakis is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School and faculty of the Diabetes Center in the “Laikon”...
Stavros Liatis
Stavros Liatis
Dr. Stavros Liatis is Internist and Senior Registrar of the Diabetes Center in the “Laikon” General Hospital, Athens, Greece. In his career, Dr Liatis has participated as principal investigator...

International Diabetes Federation Europe

Lead Contact: Elisabeth Dupont

Email: info@idf.org

Web: https://idf.org/

International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDFE) is the European chapter of IDF and is an umbrella organization representing 69 diabetes organizations in 47 countries across Europe. IDFE is a diverse and inclusive multicultural network of national diabetes associations, representing both people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.

Universidad de Zaragoza

Lead Contact: Luis A. Moreno Aznar

Email: lmoreno@unizar.es

Web: www.unizar.es

The University of Zaragoza was founded in 1542 and has more than 30.000 students per year. In addition, it is one of the best 500 Universities according to the ranking of Shanghai. The GENUD (Growth, Exercise, Nutrition and Development) research group was founded in 1984 and the the main research activity of the group concerns the study of nutritional status, prevention of obesity and the study of body composition in children and adolescents. The group is currently lead by Luis A. Moreno Aznar. Several European studies have been performed in GENUD like HELENA, IDEFICS or ToyBox, among others, funded by the European Commission. All researchers are experts in running clinical and public health investigations.

Luis A. Moreno Aznar
Luis A. Moreno Aznar
Professor
Dr. Moreno Aznar is Full Professor in the Department of Physiatry and Nursing at the University of Zaragoza.
Esther M.  González Gil
Esther M. González Gil
Esther M. González-Gil is a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Zaragoza, where she obtained her PhD in 2017.
Pilar de Miguel Etayo
Pilar de Miguel Etayo
PhD in Nutrition, Master in Public Health and Nutrition and Metabolism and Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (ARA00076), working as a researcher...

Medical University of Varna

Lead Contact: Violeta Iotova

Email: iotova_v@yahoo.com

Web: http://www.mu-varna.bg/muVarna_eng

The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria (MUV) is a fundamental, educational, scientific and medical centre in Northeastern part of Bulgaria and the Black Sea region. Its structure includes Faculties of Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine. It is supplied with modern equipment at a high level of information provision. Within MUV, the Faculty of Public Health is a major division in the Medical University-Varna and incorporates 8 departments. The main activities of the Faculty of Public Health and the Dept. of Social Medicine are devoted to public health education, research, training and consultancy. The topic of the Project fully corresponds to department’s research interests and its staff members had worked in the field of childhood obesity from the public health perspective. The Department has substantial experience in international (education and research) projects participation and coordination and very successful collaboration with international partners. The FPH has close links of cooperation with national and regional governments and local health and social services that would be essential for fulfilling the project objectives. The Dept. of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics also established within MUV is the centre of research, clinical excellence and methodological help in North-Eastern Bulgaria. Its main topics are chronic/rare diseases. The Paediatric Endocrinology team created 17 years ago has a long standing history of research in the fields of childhood diabetes epidemiology with a Register established in 1982 and participation in DiaMond and EURODIAB projects; postnatal growth and puberty in children born small for gestational age; rare syndromes and diseases. Clinical and research fellowships, grants for high score of presented work and successful collaborations were fulfilled throughout the years. It is a member of IASO, EASO, ESPE, ISPAD, IAA among others.

Violeta Iotova
Violeta Iotova
Violeta Iotova (MD, PhD, DSc)/PI for MUV, is Professor in Pediatrics, specialist in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. Prof.
Tsvetalina Tankova
Tsvetalina Tankova
Tsvetalina Tankova (MD, PhD, DSc) is Professor in Endocrinology, specialist in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases.
Natalya Usheva
Natalya Usheva
Natalya Usheva (MD, PhD) is Associate Professor of Public health in the Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.
Kaloyan Tsochev
Kaloyan Tsochev
Kaloyan Tsochev, (MD) is a doctor in UMHAT st ”Marina” – Varna, Bulgaria. He is PhD student and a trainee in Pediatrics at the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Varna.
Nevena Chakarova
Nevena Chakarova
Nevena Chakarova (MD, Ph.D) is a Chief Assistant professor at the Department of Endocrinology, Division of Diabetology, Medical University of Sofia, and a specialist in endocrinology with...
Sonya Galcheva
Sonya Galcheva
Sonya Galcheva (MD, PhD) is Paediatrician, Paediatric endocrinologist. Assoc. Prof. in Paediatrics. Research in the filed of childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome, rare hypoglycemia, congenital...
Rumyana Dimova
Rumyana Dimova
Rumyana Dimova (MD, PhD) is Chief Assistant Professor of Endocrinology in the Department of Endocrinology, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Yana Bocheva
Yana Bocheva
Yana Bocheva (MD, PhD) is Associate professor in MUV in the Department of Clinical laboratory She is a National representative of Bulgaria in the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and...
Vanya Marinova
Vanya Marinova
Expert at the Department of International Relations at the Medical University of Varna. She is responsible for establishing contacts with foreign educational and research institutions, agencies...
Zhaneta Radkova
Zhaneta Radkova
Engineer in the Department of Publishing in Medical University of Varna. She has experience with statistical analysis software, prepress applications, publishing literature in the field of...
Yuliya Bazdarska
Yuliya Bazdarska
Yuliya Bazdarska (MD, PhD) is a doctor in UMHAT “St. Marina” – Varna, Bulgaria. She is a trainee in Pediarics at the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Unicersity of Varna.
Tanya Stefanova
Tanya Stefanova
Tanya Stefanova is a doctor in PICU in UMHAT “Sv. Marina” – Varna, Vulgaria. She is a trainee and PhD student in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Varna.

University of Debrecen

Lead Contact: Rurik Imre

Email: rurik.imre@med.unideb.hu 

Web: https://unideb.hu/en

The University of Debrecen has a more than hundred years tradition in medical education and is the only one among Hungarian Medical Schools, where the Faculty of Public Health has been established in 2005. Since then, it became a unique, internationally recognized competitive training center, with doctoral (PhD) program in all fields of public health, including primary care. The Department of Preventive Medicine has been recognized by WHO as Collaborating Centre on Vulnerability and Health.
Department of Family and Occupational Medicine (DFOM) was established in 1998. Based on the international recognitions in the European primary care, it is the only among departments of family medicine in Hungary which were invited in EU-FP6, FP7 and Horizon2020 projects. Based on the restructuring of the University, since 1st July 2020, the department together with the Department of Preventive Medicine (recently Department of Public Health and Epidemiology) turned back to the Faculty of Medicine.
The execution of the Feel4diabetes project required a strong cooperation between departments and scientific NGOs.

Imre Rurik
Imre Rurik
Professor Imre Rurik, MD, MSc, PhD, DSc, former (2008-2018) chairman of the Department of Family and Occupational Medicine. His researches has been focusing mainly to metabolic diseases. He is the...
Zoltán Jancsó
Zoltán Jancsó
Zoltán Jancsó MD, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor (specialist in family medicine and occupational medicine).
László R. Kolozsvári
László R. Kolozsvári
László R. Kolozsvári MD, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor (specialist in family medicine and occupational medicine).
Éva Bíró
Éva Bíró
Éva Bíró MD, PhD, Associate Professor (specialist in preventive medicine and public health), Department of Public Health and Epidemiology.
Anna Nánási
Anna Nánási
Anna Nánási MD, Assistant Professor (specialist in family medicine).
Tímea Ungvári
Tímea Ungvári
Tímea Ungvári MSc, Assistant Professor
Sándorné Radó
Sándorné Radó
Sándorné Radó MSc, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health, Department of Nursing
Csilla Semánová
Csilla Semánová
Csilla Semánová MSc, MPH, PhD-student
Emese Antal
Emese Antal
Emese Antal RD, MSc, former president of the Hungarian Dietetic Association, Secretary of the Hungarian Society of Nutrition.

Extensive Life Oy

Lead Contact: Remberto Martinez

Email: contact@extensivelife.com

Web: https://extensivelife.com/

Extensive Life company contributes to the Mobile Health market ecosystem through preventive and participative self-care. ELO’s R&D team leverages strong experience in areas like persuasive technologies for mental health, lifestyle behavioral wellness, data mining, machine learning and multiplatform applications development.

Remberto Martinez
Remberto Martinez
R&D Manager and Project coordinator
R&D Manager and Project coordinator, has a MSc in Biomedical Engineering (1995), Cuba, and MSc in Human Computer Interaction, Finland (2001)...
Marcos Tong
Marcos Tong
R&D Sourcing and Development
R&D Sourcing and Development, has a MSc in BA (2009), Finland, BSc Computer Science, Mexico (2003).