The European Training Network (ETN) FOIE GRAS: Bioenergetic Remodeling in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is an international doctoral school sponsored by H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions that will train 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).
FOIE GRAS link extensive expertise in liver diseases, metabolism research, gut-liver crosstalk and science in society, hosted in distinguished universities and academic institutions, together with biotechnological companies and one patient’s association, located in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Portugal. The ESRs will have access to this inter/multidisciplinary expertise, timely technology transfer know-how and international exchanges within an excellent training programme.
FOIE GRAS aims to:
• Investigate how internal and external mediators underlying metabolic dysfunction, including hepatic bioenergetic remodelling and modified gut-liver crosstalk, influence NAFLD progression, to ascertain novel biomarkers and therapeutic /lifestyle targets and to develop and implement science in society initiatives addressing NAFLD awareness.
• Train a new generation of researchers, clinicians biotech entrepreneurs, and science communicators, with an novel attitude and full understanding of the requests of academia, clinical practice, technological companies, and the societal challenges.