Welcoming ERA Chair
to Centre of Excellence
in Nutrigenomics

to optimise health
and well-being


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The Horizon2020-funded WELCOME2 project will upgrade the research potential of the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS and ensure its full participation in the European Research Area. Through the project, a researcher with high leadership skills - ERA Chair holder - and his/her scientific group will be recruited to lead interdisciplinary research that will lay the groundwork for a Centre of Excellence in Nutrigenomics.



WELCOME2-driven research will focus on the application of omics technologies to life sciences, particularly nutrigenomics, to investigate the effects of food and food constituents on gene expression in human and animal, and how genetic variations may affect development of diet-related diseases. These studies will nurture integration of IARFR’s food and reproductive biology research lines and further advance its current omics-based research to optimise health and well-being.

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Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

IARFR PAS is a Leading National Research Centre that brings together interdisciplinary research to investigate the mechanisms of environmental impact on health and well-being of humans and animals. We are the Centre of Excellence in "Knowledge Transfer, Research and Education in FOOD & HEALTH for Central and Eastern Europe - CENEXFOOD" and the Centre of Excellence in “Biotechniques and biotechnology in designing new strategies for reproduction control and protection of human and animal health – BIOANIREP”. IARFR PAS belongs to EIT Food Knowledge and Innovation Community, a Europe's leading food innovation initiative that delivers tools to accelerate innovation around the food value chain.