Safe sports for athletes and spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic

This multidisciplinary PPP focuses on the reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk for athletes and spectators in semi-indoor and indoor sports venues, with emphasis on football stadiums, indoor halls and fitness centers. Crowd control, air cleaning and face masks are considered, either separately or combined, in five practical case studies.

Follow the Dot to Beat your Anxiety

The Follow The Dot project evaluates the use of Virtual Reality in EMDR (VR-based EMDR) in children with post-traumatic stress symptoms in a multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). VR-based EMDR stimulates self-care in the family setting and is expected to reduce symptom recurrence, enhance patient satisfaction and improve quality of life.

Food supplements to boost brain function – mind your blood vessels

This project aims to unravel mechanisms underlying beneficial effects of a novel food supplement on cognitive performance. This may contribute to the prevention of cognitive impairment and ultimately dementia. Focus will be on adults with an emerging pre-mild cognitive impairment condition who will benefit most from evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies.

Markers that predict risks for developing chronic respiratory disease after COVID-19

Ex-COVID-19 patients will undergo medical tests and biological samples will be analysed to increase the understanding of who is at risk for chronic disease. The influence of environmental factors and of a lifestyle intervention will be analysed, and lab research will contribute to better mechanistic insights providing leads for interventions.