Project Management (Theme 9)
Theme Leader -
The project management provided a
structure that addressed the complexity of the project and ensured the effective
integration of each of the activities within the different Themes.
The project was coordinated by Professor Berthold Koletzko with a project office
based at the University of Munich. The Project Co-ordination Committee,
made up of all the Theme leaders, oversaw the project progress, which included
all scientific, ethical, dissemination, training and financial matters.
The General Assembly was composed of one member from each partner and had the
ultimate decision making responsibility for the consortium.
External advisory groups
The large size of the consortium and the 5 year duration of the project made it
imperative to have periodic external review and critical stimulation.
Therefore, 2 advisory groups were set up that met once every 12 months
to review the project progress based on written progress reports and face to
face discussions with project partners. These were the Project Advisory
Group and the Dissemination and Exploitation Consensus Platform.
The Project Advisory Group
(PAG) focused on the scientific and technological progress of the project.
Members of the PAG are listed below:
1. Agricultural Science, Medicine
Professor Wim HM Saris
Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Maatricht
2. European Expert Panels on
Perinatal and Infant Feeding, Clinical Trials
Professor Raanan Shamir
Associated Professor of Pediatrics, Meyer Children's Hospital of Haifa
3. EFSA (European Food Safety
Dr Pilar Rodriguez Iglesias
Scientific Co-ordinator of the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and
4. Dietetic Industry + Food
Dr. Roberto Moran
Director of Worldwide Medical and Nutritional Affairs, McNeil Nutritionals, a
Johnson & Johnson Company
5. Food Nutrition
Director of the Department of Physiology and Nutrition University of Navarra,
6. Food Technology
Professor Torger Borresen, PhD
Research Director of the Department of Seafood Research at the Danish
Institute for Fisheries Research
7. Plant and Biotechnology
Professor Daniel Ramon
Professor of Food Science at University of Valencia and Scientific Director
of Biopolos S.L.
8. Epidemiology and Public Health
Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, MD, MSc, PhD
Professor in Life course Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public
Health, Imperial College London, University of London, UK, and Department of
Public Health and General Practice, University of Oulu, Finland London.
9. Research Council
Dr. Gilman Grave
Chief, Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth Branch, NIH, USA
Professor John Mathers
Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Newcastle
The Dissemination and
Exploitation Consensus Platform (DECP) supported the interaction of the project
partners with advisory and decision-making bodies and acted as a multiplier
for acquired knowledge and also helped identify additional target groups.
Prof Michiel Korthals
Netherlands - ethicist
France - infant food industry trade association,
Professor Frank Furedi
United Kingdom - social science,
United Kingdom – Dietetics
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Przyrembel
Germany - food policy
Dr Lena Grimm
Germany - Intellectual Property rights
Dr Jean Michel Antoine
France - food industry
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