Project Acronym:
IBD-Character

Project Reference:
305676

Duration: 52 months

Contract Type:
Small or medium-scale
focused research project

Project Funding:
6 million euros

Research area:
HEALTH.2012.2.4.5-2 Biomarkers and diagnostics for chronic inflammatory diseases of the joint and/or digestive system

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement #305676

News

2017-05-13
2017-05-08
Microbial Characterization of Pediatric IBD
A poster presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017 in Chicago, USA
2017-04-27
Ostnorskgastroforum – Microbiota in children
Oral presentation to a scientific event in Oslo, Norway
2017-04-01
Microbial Characterization of Pediatric IBD and Stratification into Disease severity Groups
Christine Olbjørn, Milada C. Smastuen, Christina Casen, Torbjørn Lindahl, Britt Nakstad, Jon B Rove, Espen Thiis-Evensen, Morten H. Vatn, Gøri Perminow. Gastroenterology. 2017;152:5(s1):s990
2017-03-31
Focusing on the IBD patient – Why does one acquire IBD?
Oral presentation to a scientific event in Stockholm, Sweden
2017-02-23
Epigenetic alterations in inflammatory bowel disease: the complex interplay between genome-wide methylation alterations, germline variation, and gene expression
Rahul Kalla, MRCP, Alex Adams, MBBS, Elaine Nimmo, PhD, Nicholas Kennedy, MRCP, Nicholas Ventham, MRCS, Morten Vatn, PhD, Jorgen Jahnsen, PhD, Petr Ricanek, PhD, Jonas Halfvarson, PhD, Marieke Pierik, PhD, Fernando Gomollon, PhD, Ivo Gut, PhD, Mauro D'Amato, PhD, Jack Satsangi, DPhil on behalf of the IBD-Character Consortium. 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30448-8.
2017-02-22
Seminar - Bench to Bedside IBD
Seminar by The University of Edinburgh at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK. 
2017-02-17
ECCO2017 Poster: Microbiota in paediatric IBD
Poster presented by The University of Oslo at ECCO2017, Barcelona, Spain. 
2017-02-17
2017-02-17
ECCO2017 Poster: Microbiota related disease activity and distribution of IBD
GA ECCO2017 Poster: Microbiota related disease activity and distribution of IBD. Barcelona, Spain. 
2017-02-15
2017-02-10
Microbiota related disease activity and distribution of IBD
Oral presentation by GA and The University of Oslo at the Norwegian National Gastroenterology association Annual meeting, Lillehammer, Norway. 
2017-02-09
Research session – Genetics of IBD: clues from first IBD-Character study
Oral presentation by IACS, Hospital Clinico Zaragoza, Spain. 
2017-01-27
Takeda IBD Meeting – Inflammatory bowel disease update
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, UK.
2017-01-19
21st Advanced Gastroenterology & Hepatology Course - Management of Crohn’s Disease – State of the Art
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK.
2017-01-17
Clinical decisions in IBD with increasing treatment options for patients and healthcare professionals
Oral presentation at a seminar hosted by The University of Edinburgh with guest lecture by Professor Feagan, supported by Takeda. Held in the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Edinburgh, UK. 
2016-12-09
Bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Cork University, Cork, Ireland. 
2016-12-01
Simultaneous purification of DNA and RNA from microbiota in a single colonic mucosal biopsy
Aina E. F. Moen , Tone M. Tannæs , Simen Vatn , Petr Ricanek , Morten Harald Vatn , Jørgen Jahnsen and IBD-Character Consortium. BMC research notes 2016;9:328
2016-12-01
Serum Calprotectin: A Novel Diagnostic and Prognostic Marker in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Rahul Kalla, Nicholas A Kennedy, Nicholas T Ventham, Ray K Boyapati, Alex T Adams, Elaine R Nimmo, Micaela R Visconti, Hazel Drummond, Gwo-Tzer Ho, Rebecca J Pattenden, David C Wilson, Jack Satsangi. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2016;111:1796-1805
2016-11-25
Integrative epigenomewide analysis demonstrates that DNA methylation may mediate genetic risk in inflammatory bowel disease
N. T. Ventham, N. A. Kennedy, A. T. Adams, R. Kalla, S. Heath, K. R. O'Leary, H. Drummond, IBD BIOM consortium, IBD CHARACTER consortium, D. C. Wilson, I. G. Gut, E. R. Nimmo & J. Satsangi. Nature Communications 2016
2016-11-18
SOIBD annual meeting
Presentation by Orebro University and Linkoping University at the SOIBD annual meeting. Stockholm, Sweden. 
2016-11-16
IBD: bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Medical School Public lecture series, Edinburgh, UK. 
2016-11-11
Biomarkers in IBD
Presentation by Orebro University and Linkoping University at the Nordic IBD meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. 
2016-10-27
Microbiota in bowel diseases - Microbiota in IBD
Presentation by The University of Oslo at the Norwegian Research Academy, Norway.
2016-10-18
UEGW2016 – Epigenetic alterations in inflammatory bowel disease – The influence of germline variation (meQTLs) on genome-wide methylation
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the UEGW conference in Vienna, Austria. 
2016-10-18
UEGW2016 – Microbiota alterations in treatment naïve IBD and non-IBD patients- the EU IBD Character project
Oral presentation by GA and The University of Oslo at the UEGW conference in Vienna, Austria. 
2016-10-07
IBD, bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Birmingham Falk Symposium, Birmingham, UK. 
2016-09-21
IBD research - An update: Biomarkers in IBD
Oral presentation to a scientific event in Orebro, Sweden
2016-09-19
IBD, bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Oxford Gastroenterology Masterclass, Oxford, UK. 
2016-09-19
Diagnostic methods to facilitate microbiome profiling in IBS and IBD
Oral presentation by GA at the 2nd European Summer School on Nutrigenomics, Camerino, Italy. 
2016-08-22
Everything a surgeon needs to know about medications in IBD
Oral presentation by Orebro University at the Annual surgical week, Malmo, Sweden. 
2016-06-14
Colonic mucosal microbiota in IBD
Oral presentation by The University of Oslo at Dept of Gene Techn, University of Oslo, Norway
2016-06-01
Epigenetic alterations in IBD – The influence of germline variation (meQTLs) on genome-wide methylation alterations
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Northwest regional Meeting (Gastroenterology), Lytham, St Annes, UK.
2016-06-01
Circulatory proteomics profiling in newly diagnosed IBD: a multi-centre cohort study
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Northwest regional Meeting (Gastroenterology), Lytham, St Annes, UK.
2016-05-13
Lunchtime Seminar: IBD – bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh, UK.
2016-04-21
Network meeting - Biomarkers in IBD
Oral presentation to a scientific event in Stockholm, Sweden.
2016-04-15
Report from the taskforce on the pathophysiology of IBD: IBD-Character – an update
Oral presentation by Orebro University at The Swedish organisation for the studies of IBD, annual meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. 
2016-04-14
IBD-Character – an EU study
Oral presentation by The University of Oslo at the East Norwegian Regional Gastroenterology Forum, Oslo, Norway. 
2016-03-18
2016-03-18
ECCO 2016 – Microbiota profiles in treatment naïve Norwegian IBD and non-IBD patients.
Oral presentation by GA and The University of Oslo at the ECCO conference, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
2016-03-16
ECCO 2016 – A novel diagnostic test for determining microbial dysbiosis
Oral presentation by GA at the ECCO conference, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
2016-03-16
ECCO 2016 – Presentation of IBD-BIOM and IBD-Character
Oral presentation by all partners at the Open Symposium/EU Project Forum featuring FP7/H2020 projects. ECCO 2016, RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2016-03-04
IBD: biological advances driving personalisation of therapy
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the QEHB Gastroenterology Study Day. Birmingham, UK. 
2016-03-01
How to Apply for and Secure EU Funding for Collaborative IBD Research Projects
Jack Satsangi, Olivier Kitten, Marcela Chavez, Rahul Kalla, Nadege Prel, Marie-Alice Meuwis, Stephanie Scott, Illaria Bonetti, Nicholas T. Ventham, & Edouard Loui. J Crohns Colitis 2016;10(3):363-370.
2016-02-19
H2020 SC1-PM-01-2016: personalised medicine immune disease ‘omics Presentation of BIOM/Character data
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
2016-02-04
Microbiota profiles in treatment naïve Norwegian IBD and non-IBD patients
Oral presentation by GA and University of Oslo at the Norwegian National Gastroenterology Forum, Lillehammer, Norway.
2016-02-04
IBD: bench to bedside
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the 20th advanced course in Hepatology & Gastroenterology, Edinburgh, UK. 
2016-01-30
IBD: the research agenda 2016-25
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at the Takeda IBD Summit, Birmingham UK. 
2015-12-02
Patient Organisation Meeting on IBD IBD: a physician’s perspective
Oral presentation by Orebro University at the Patient Organisation Meeting on IBD in Orebro, Sweden. 
2015-11-26
Research Forum Ahus – IBD-CHARACTER, an EU Project
Oral presentation by University of Oslo at the Faculty of Oslo, Norway
2015-11-12
Pathophysiology of IBD
Oral presentation by Orebro University at the Annual meeting of the Swedish Organisation for the studies of IBD (SOIBD), Stockholm, Sweden
2015-11-09
EU Studies: IBD-BIOM and IBD-Character
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh at IBD meeting, IGMM, Edinburgh, UK
2015-11-03
Characterization of mucosal bowel biopsies from a new cohort of European treatment-naïve IBD patients within the IBD-CHARACTER study
Posters by University of Oslo at 2nd National Microbiota Conference , Gardermoen, Norway
2015-10-29
Opportunities and challenges for integrated statistical analyses in the IBD CHARACTER study
Oral presentation by University of Oslo at NORBIS 1st Annual meeting, Rosendal, Norway
2015-09-30
Future aspects of IBD
Oral presentation by Orebro University at Nutrition-Gut-Brain Interaction Research Centre, A NGBI Day, Orebro, Sweden
2015-09-11
Medicine 24 – Acute Colitis
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh, RCP Glasgow, UK
2015-09-10
High throughput gene expression analysis using Ion AmpliSeq Transcriptome on the Ion PII Chip
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh at Ion World Tour 2015, London, UK
2015-07-10
Where will we be in 2025 with the treatment of IBD?
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh at Falk Forum, London, UK
2015-07-01
10.1111/apt.13236 Deviations in human gut microbiota: a novel diagnostic test for determining dysbiosis in patients with IBS or IBD
Publication, C. Casén , H. C. Vebø , M. Sekelja , F. T. Hegge , M. K. Karlsson , E. Ciemniejewska , S. Dzankovic , C. Frøyland , R. Nestestog , L. Engstrand , P. Munkholm , O. H. Nielsen , G. Rogler , M. Simrén , L. Öhman , M. H. Vatn , K. Rudi, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
2015-06-23
DDF - Epigenome-wide DNA methylation in IBD
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh, in Excel London, UK
2015-06-23
UK DDF meeting, oral presentation
UK DDF meeting, oral presentation
2015-06-10
Comparison of 16S rDNA and rRNA datasets for characterization of the mucosal microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis
Posters by University of Oslo at The Human Microbiome Conference, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
2015-05-27
Bench to bedside: genomics and proteomics in IBD
Workshop organised by Orebro University; KI invited as guest speaker at Gastrodagarna, Uppsala Conference and Congress Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
2015-05-27
High-throughput techniques in international consortia, challenges and opportunities
Oral presentation by OLINK AB at GIMM Gastro Day in Sweden ,Uppsala Conference and Congress Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
2015-05-16
Poster accepted to DDW
Proximity Extension Assay technology identifies novel serum biomarkers for predicting Inflammatory Bowel Disease: IBD Character Consortium
2015-04-27
The microbial composition and diversity of the gut microbiota in persons suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
Oral presentation by University of Oslo at Dept of Research and Dept of Gene Technology, Akerhus Uni Hospital, Norway
2015-04-25
Medical and Surgical Advances in IBD - Epigenome-wide DNA methylation profiling in IBD
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
2015-04-20
Biomarkers of disease progression including the assessment of their predictive value
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh at EU Biocycle meeting, Paris, France
2015-04-13
Research into new therapies for Crohn's disease
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh, at Edinburgh Science Festival ,National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
2015-03-20
IBD-CHARACTER - 2nd annual meeting – Edinburgh, 20th March 2015
The second annual meeting for the IBD-Character consortium took place at the University of Edinburgh, in the Old College, on 20th March 2015.The following points were on the agenda:
2015-03-01
10.1136/gutjnl-2014-307891 MicroRNAs: new players in IBD
publication, R. Kalla , N. T. Ventham , N. A. Kennedy , J. F. Quintana , E. R. Nimmo , A. H. Buck , J. Satsangi, Gut
2015-02-20
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) - 10th Congress
Posters by University of Edinburgh, in Barcelona, Spain
2015-02-19
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) - 10th Congress – Epigenetics in IBD
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh in Barcelona, Spain
2015-02-18
Abstract accepted to ECCO
Proximity Extension Assay technology identifies novel serum biomarkers for predicting Inflammatory Bowel Disease: IBD Character Consortium
2015-01-22
Update on IBD - Disease mechanisms and future treatment options
Oral presentation by Orebro University at Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
2015-01-15
Improved early diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
Oral presentation by OLINK AB at Oslo University Hospital, Norway
2014-11-24
Sanger, UK IBD GC Meeting - IBD-BIOM/CHARACTER
Oral presentation by University of Edinburgh at Sanger Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
2014-11-19
10.1136/bmj.g6670 Crohn's disease
Publication, R. Kalla , N. T. Ventham , J. Satsangi , I. D. R. Arnott, BMJ
2014-09-12
IBD-Character’s first Open Symposium on 12th September 2014
The FP7 IBD-BIOM consortium was pleased to host the IBD-Character’s first Open Symposium on 12th September 2014 at the Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.
2014-05-22
IBD CHARACTER presentation
Oral presentation by Universitetet i Oslo, Epigen molecular laboratory, Ahus
2014-05-22
EU-funding for SMEs
Oral presentation to a wider public by OLINK AB, Örebro, Sweden
2014-05-15
New therapies in IBD
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at GI SPR Trainees' teaching in Dundee, Dundee, UK
2014-05-14
IBD CHARACTER progress
Oral presentation by Universitetet i Oslo, Gastro lab, Ahus
2014-05-13
Swedish National Research School on GI inflammation and infection
Organisation of Workshops by Linkopings Universitet at Forum GIMIICum, Linköping, Sweden
2014-04-25
Epigenetics of IBD
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Falk Masterclass, Cambridge, UK
2014-04-07
Master Class IBD Surgery
Organisation of Conference by Linkopings Universitet, Linköping, Sweden
2014-04-07
Crohn's disease - A changing pattern
Oral presentation by Orebro University, Linköping, Sweden
2014-04-03
Presentation of the IBD-Character project
Oral presentation by Linkopings Universitet at the Annual General Meeting of IOIBD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014-03-30
Epigenetics of IBD,
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at 40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Milan, Italy
2014-03-30
Epigenetics of IBD, at 40th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Oral presentation to a scientific event, THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, Milan, Italy
2014-03-26
Update of IBD BIOM/CHARACTER
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Scottish NIHR GI Research Group Meeting, Edinburgh 
2014-03-14
IBD-CHARACTER 1st annual meeting in Edinburgh, UK - 14th March 2014
Annual meeting in Edinburgh, UK - 14th March 2014
2014-03-03
Genetics consortium
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh, London, Wellcome Trust
2014-02-20
Update of IBD BIOM/CHARACTER
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at ECCO meeting , Copenhagen, Denmark
2014-01-17
Update of IBD BIOM/CHARACTER
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Scottish NIHR GI Research Group MeetingUpdate of IBD BIOM/CHARACTER, at Scottish NIHR GI Research Group Meeting, Edinburgh, UK
2013-11-28
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Genetics and Beyond
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Bern IBD Symposium, Bern, Switzerland
2013-11-25
Proseek multiplex and Duolink
Oral presentation by OLINK AB, Dublin, Ireland
2013-11-22
Personalised IBD Medicine
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at South West IBD Network Meeting, Taunton, UK
2013-11-15
Swedish Organization for the studies of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Oral presentation by Universitetssjukhuset i Örebro in Stockholm
2013-10-21
Proseek Multiplex 96 x 96 "From Bench to Bench"
Oral presentation by OLINK AB in Gdansk, Poland
2013-10-11
GENIEUR (Genes in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Network Europe)
Oral presentation by Karolinska Institutet in Berlin, Germany
2013-10-09
Update of IBD BIOM/CHARACTER
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh at Scottish NIHR GI Research Group Meeting, Glasgow, UK
2013-08-29
At the forefront of research - novel insight into Crohn's disease
Oral presentation by Universitetssjukhuset i Örebro in Stockholm
2013-05-29
IBD Recent Progress
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh, at Swedish Society of Gastroenterology (Gastrodagarna), Orebo, Sweden
2013-05-20
About IBD-Character
Interviews by OLINK AB on website
2013-05-17
Local press release
Press releases by Linkopings Universitet in Linköping, SwedenLocal press release
2013-05-17
IBD-Character website
Web sites/Applications by OLINK AB on Internet
2013-05-17
About IBD-Character
Press releases by OLINK AB
2013-05-17
Improved diagnostics in IBD
Press releases by Orebro University through e-mail
2013-05-17
IBD-Character press release
Press releases by OLINK AB through e-mail
2013-05-17
Local press release together with Orebro University
Press releases by Universitetssjukhuset i Örebro through e-mail
2013-05-15
IBD Character oral presentation and information on the project
Oral presentation by Universitetet i OSLO at Gastro lab, Ahus
2013-03-13
Proseek multiplex
Oral presentationby OLINK AB in Alpbach, Austria
2013-02-20
Post-genomic applications in IBD
Oral presentation by Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska Institutet
2013-01-17
Epigenetics of IBD, at Miguel Angel Gassull course on IBD
Oral presentation by The University of Edinburgh in Barcelona, Spain