BiomarKid

Biomarker signatures of diet, physical activity and sleep in children and youth

Background & Aims:
Diet and physical activity are lifestyle factors that may affect differently to subjects depending on their genetics and environment. Metabolomics and Proteomics are advanced high-performance techniques that allow understanding what is actually happening inside a human being by the interplay of diet, activity, environment, and genetic predisposition.

BiomarKid will characterize biomarkers of comprehensive dietary patterns, the balance between physical activity and sedentary behaviour, sleep habits, and the interplay between them in children and youth.

One of the main challenges of using these high-performance techniques is to make them available to the practitioners for clinical assessment of patients.

BiomarKid will deliver a web-based tool for interpretation of biomarkers of diet and physical activity to end-users from research, clinical and public health settings (without any computational expertise required), for future applications on health.

To achieve these ambitious objectives, the consortium is formed by a multidisciplinary team holding clinicians, laboratory experts in metabolomics and proteomics, and analysts with expertise in artificial intelligence.

Expected results and impact:
With the biomarkers characterization and web-based tool produced by Biomarkid, health practitioners will be able to translate complex biomarkers data sets into adherence to certain dietary patterns, physical or sedentary activity, and sleep, related to health.

BiomarKid will bring complex biomarkers identification technology closer to the end-user.

Consortium

Partner Organization Partner Country
LMU KLINIKUM, LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT (LMU) Germany
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN - DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FÜR GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT (HMGU) Germany
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA (MUW) Austria

Highlights

With the biomarkers characterization and web-based tool produced by BiomarKid, health practitioners will be able to translate complex biomarkers data sets into adherence to certain dietary patterns, physical or sedentary activity, and sleep, related to health.
BiomarKid will bring complex biomarkers identification technology closer to the end-user.

Communication & Dissemination Activities

Target groupAuthorsMeans of communicationLink
ScientistsVeronica Luque, dissemination at ESPGHAN - Protein intake during and beyond the complementary feeding period and risk of later obesity; Viena 2023Invited talk    
General publicMariona Gispert - Nit Europea de la Recerca, Xerrades divulgatives "Recerca pel canvi" - "Què passa a dins el cos segons el què mengem? La metabolòmica pot ajudar a comprendre-ho"Oral communication 
ScientistsVeronica Luque, dissemination at ESPGHAN - Dietary patterns in early life and later cardio metabolic riskOral communication 
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Features

Project number:
BiomarKid
Duration: 72%
Duration: 72 %
2022
2025
Related funding round:
Project lead and secretary:
Joaquín Escribano
Responsible organisation:
Fundació d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV), Spain