Life expectancy increases dramatically in Europe, but sadly the healthy period of most seniors is not keeping pace with complications for health, social care and pensions leading to estimated costs more than doubled by 2050.
Contributing to healthy aging over the development of frailty and developing the necessary interventions to influence social policy and promote healthy aging is a priority in Europe.
Given the significant impact of lifestyle factors on aging and diseases developed in the elderly, there is a surprising lack of innovative multidisciplinary training and research examining the influence of physical activity and nutrition on changes related to health at the gene and social level. PANINI has addressed this gap by coordinating research laboratories across Europe to study aging through the training of 11 ESRs in scientific disciplines to create a holistic approach to the challenge of aging in the 21st century.
PANINI is a European training network with 8 world-leading beneficiaries working on healthy aging and 10 non-academic partners carefully selected for quality and range of sectors. PANINI’s vision is to implement cross-sectoral multidisciplinary research and the training of a new cohort of researchers who adopt a radically innovative approach to overcome the challenge of healthy aging.
Age UK – UK – Research Department – Nominated Project Lead – Training and Dissemination
UNIE KBO – Netherlands – Policy/public affairs – Ms. Ellen Willemsen – Dissemination
HUR Ltd – Finland – N/A – Mr Jussi Jaakola – Training and secondments
HUR Labs Ltd – Finland – N/A – Mr Jussi Jaakola – Training and secondments
Danone Nutricia Research – Netherlands – Research in Muscle & Mobility – Dr Sjors Verlaan – Training and secondments
Move it or Lose it – UK – N/A – Ms Julie Robinson – Training
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust – UK – N/A – Prof Phil Begg – Training and secondments
Scriptoria – UK – N/A – Dr Sandy Williams – Training
Blueberry Training Ltd – UK – N/A – Dr Andrew Corcoran – Training
Joint Research Centre – Italy – Institute for Health & Consumer Protection – Dr Sandra Caldeira – Training and secondments