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ECO 2009
Pan European
Weight Loss Study

The Power of Programming

International Conference on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Munich, Germany, May 6- 8, 2010


For the flyer, click here



Joint-Healthgrain Diogenes Workshop

at FI Europe / 16-17 November 2009
InterCity Hotel Frankfurt Airport, Germany

For the programme of the workshop click here



CECON 2009

2nd Central European Congress on Obesity (CECON)
October 1-3, 2009 / Budapest - Hungary

with Diogenes lectures from:
Marie Kunesova / Institute of Endocrinology - Prague
Arne Astrup / University of Copenhagen
Svetoslav Handjiev / National Transport Hospital - Sofia


For more information on CECON
click here



Diogenes at Nutrition Society Annual Summer Meeting
Over- and under nutrition: challenges and approaches
University of Surrey - Guilford UK
29 June - 2 July 2009
For more information visit the NS website


NoMiracle Workshop on:
Cumulative Risk Assessment: a challenge for Science and Management

Ravenstein, the Netherlands
26-27 March 2009
For the programme click here
For the registration form, click here

NIH RFA grants
Request for application for neuroimaging research and obesity
Infomation concerning the NIH RFA for grants related to neuroimaging and obesity can be accessed
at: , or 


FI Conferences announces the leading event on Satiety and Weight management in 2009!
Tuesday 24th February 2009
Radisson SAS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Satiety and Weight Management 2009 is a one day seminar bringing together a host of experienced F&B experts. The programme provides the very latest insights and inspiration to help drive your product development and extract the most value from this high growth sector.

Attend this conference to hear the latest information on product innovation, consumer insights, health claims substantiation and the most advanced techniques in product reformulation. Come armed with your most pressing questions and leave with a robust product strategy to exploit this growing market.
Book Now (Linked to

For more information see also:
For the programme click here



Diogenes on Canadian TV
Click on the logo to see coverage on Canadian TV of the Diogenes project (May 2008)






Diogenes at ECO 2008 - Geneva  
On Wednesday May 14 Diogenes was represented at the European Congress on Obesity,
in a Unilever-sponsored symposium "Food-based approaches to body fat reduction"

Following the symposium a "Newspaper" report on the Unilever sponsored session has been prepared.
To download the report click here.

More information on the symposium: 
Professor Arne Astrup's lecture on "Protein and carbohydrates in weight management"
Professor Marleen van Baak's Hot Topics Poster
ECO 2008 Press Release








 Unilever-sponsored symposium in session

Rianne Ruijschop Young Scientist of the Year in the Netherlands
Ir. Rianne Ruijschop of NIZO food research has won the prestigious Unilever Young Scientist Award.
The prize was awarded based on her ground breaking work on the role of aromas in satiation.
Within Diogenes Rianne is involved in RTD line 5: Obesity and Food Technology.

Diogenes Newsletter - Issue 4
The Spring 2008-issue of the Diogenes Newsletter is available and can be downloaded here

Diogenes on EuroNews
EuroNews has filmed the Diogenes research programme on location in Maastricht/the Netherlands and in
Aberdeen/United Kingdom. To see the report click on the EuroNews-logo.

See also the link on the Research / Star Projects website from the European Commission here

Fork to Farm: Food, Health and Well-Being
5 research areas within European Research funded by the European Commission:
- Nutrition: the Diogenes-project
- Food Quality and Safety: the Pathogencombat-project
- Food Processing: the NovelQ-project
- Consumers: the Helena-project
- Total Food Chain and the Environmental Impact: the Ecnis-project
You can watch the video-report produced by the European Commission by clicking on the Food Safety-banner.



"Food Folder"
The EU "Food Folder", including the Diogenes-project available on the CORDIS website.
The new folder can be downloaded as PDF, 

Lipgene consumer science workshop The Metabolic Syndrome -The Public's Perspective.
Lipgene has organised an open workshop in London on Friday December 8th 2006.
More information can be found here

Third Plenary Meeting of EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
On September 21, 2005 the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health organised its third Plenary Meeting. During the morning session Professor Wim Saris has presented the Diogenes-project as one of the FP6 Research Programs dealing with obesity

Annual Obesity Europe Conference
The 1st Annual Obesity Europe Conference brought together a selection of the top experts and decision makers from Europe and beyond as well as high-level industry representatives, to facilitate a rational debate on the cross-sector strategies required to tackle European obesity.



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