Project: Dietary Intervention in Food Allergy: Microbiome, Epigenetic and Metabolomic interactions

Project Topic Cumulative evidence suggests that food allergy is associated with a multitude of environmental factors including hygiene habits, antibiotic use, lifestyle changes and in particular, diet. DIFAMEM aims to investigate the effects of food allergy treatment through intervention with a prebiotic dietary component, pectin, and using peach allergy as a model. This intervention should be safer than allergen immunotherapy. DIFAMEM will advance our understanding on how the interaction between dietary components and gut microbiota composition leads to epigenetic changes that provoke the immune modulation, and establish new strategies for dietary intervention in food allergy , with potential applications for other immune-related diseases.
Network ERA-HDHL
Call Call for Joint Action: Nutrition & the Epigenome

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Hospital Regional de Malaga / Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga - Fundación Publica para la Investigación de Málaga en Biomedicina y Salud Coordinator Spain
2 Universidad San Pablo Partner Spain
3 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines Partner Germany
4 University Regional Hospital Center of Nancy Partner France