WP 4: Coordination and execution of the non "omics" analyses on biological samples

The overall objective of this work package is to evaluate specific biomarkers and biological samples as specified in WP2 in all the recruited volunteers before and after the dietary intervention/placebo. A subgroup will also be selected to performe omics analysis in subsequent WP5. Most of these evaluations will be centralised in order to avoid experimental variability.

The specific objectives of WP4 are the following:

  • To collect, store, ship and analyse biological samples at baseline
  • To identify a sub-group of volunteers to be characterized by high throughput technologies
  • To collect, store, ship and analyse biological samples at the end of dietary intervention