Center for Healthy Aging participates in the organisation of the ABRAHAM network, which includes researchers, companies, governmental institutions and patients/citizen. By creating a transatlantic network with partners from the EU, the USA and Canada, ABRAHAM aims to enhance integration in the field of biobanking and basic aging research in order to contribute to the goal set by the European Commission, namely adding two extra healthy years to life in 2020.
This network will build on several existing projects, some of which involve transatlantic partnerships that focus on aging-related issues, such as genome stability and metabolism and systems biology.
The founding partners of ABRAHAM are:
- University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
- University of Copenhagen
- University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
- McGill University, Montreal, Canada
All partners have extensive collaborations with industries in the food, pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors.