TIFN-NWO project grant for Patrick Schrauwen and Joris Hoeks

Within the System Approaches for Food and Nutrition program, a partnership between the Top Institute for Food and Nutrition (TIFN) and the Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO), Prof. Patrick Schrauwen and Dr. Joris Hoeks received funding for their project entitled Nutritional approaches to preserve and improve mitochondrial health and physical function in the elderly”. The project (2.2 million euro) is a joint venture between Maastricht University, Wageningen University and the University Medical Center Groningen and will focus on the potential of food components and specific nutrients to prevent, delay or improve aging associated decline and disturbances in muscle health and physical function, by targeting mitochondrial function.