Emerging new concepts and approaches to target diabetes pandemic in urban areas: from physiology to successful implementation

Project type: Charles University Mini-grant 2023

Flagship: Flagship 1

Project leader at CU: doc. MUDr. Jan Gojda, Ph.D. (Third Faculty of Medicine)

Participating universities: Sorbonne University, University of Copenhagen, University of Milan, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse (external partner)

The project aims to identify ways to effective prevention and early treatment of disabilities from non-communicable diseases and to support the resilience of the European population, namely those vulnerable, living in urban environments. The aim is in line with Flagship 1 dealing with the interconnected issues of an ageing population, increasing urban density and environmental impacts on healthcare demands and its accessibility. The project will bring together leading European scientists for a symposium combining interactive talks and educational workshops, spanning from basic research into the multi-omics predictive patterns, energy balance and host-microbiome interactions, over the diet and exercise intersection to epidemiology and policymaking.