Work Packages

The research programme for MitoHealth is divided into six work packages. Each WP will have a responsible partner and several additional partners and further involve associated companies to fulfil the planned research for the programme.

Within the context of dietary lipids, proteins and peptides for improving human health, the partners of the consortium will contribute within areas of basic research to expand the knowledge on the interaction between nutrients, metabolic regulation, mitochondrial function and gene expression in addition to assess as document the safety of marine products. Clinical studies will be conducted to document in humans the metabolic effects of a dietary change.


WP 1: Marine food and mitochondrial physiology and metabolism

Responsible partner: Kalervo Hiltunen

Additional partners: Rolf Kristian Berge, Ottar Nygård and Susanne Mandrup

WP 2: Molecular mechanisms of bioactive marine food components

Responsible partner: Susanne Mandrup

Additional partners: Kalervo Hiltunen, Rolf Kristian Berge and Ole Nørregaard Jensen


WP 3: Isolation, characterization and screening of novel bioactive compounds

Responsible partner: Rolf Kristian Berge

Additional partners: Susanne Mandrup, Stefan Alexsson, Kalervo Hiltunen and Anne-Katrine Lundebye Haldorsen


WP 4: Marine fatty acids and regulation of (intestinal) lipid uptake

Responsible partner: Stefan Alexsson

Additional partners: Susanne Mandrup


WP 5: Biobanks and biomarkers

Responsible partners: Reijo Laaksonen / Ottar Nygård

Additional partners : Rolf Kristian Berge


WP 6: Clinical trials

Responsible partners: Ottar Nygård / Rolf Kristian Berge

Additional partners: Reijo Laaksonen, Stefan Alexsson and Anne-Katrine Lundebye Haldorsen

Sub Partner: Per Magne Ueland