FOODBALL Project Overview

The Food Biomarkers AllianceFoodBAll – is a JPI-funded, multicentric project aiming to develop strategies for food biomarker discovery and validation, and to identify biomarkers of intake for a range of foods.

This page is maintained as a collaborative effort of numerous experts in the field of food metabolomics. It will provide support for the food metabolome community through the collection of useful information and tools, concepts, current practices and major updates in the field.
Results of a JPI project on biomarkers of food intake

The FOODBALL final conference
14 May 2018 Wageningen from 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Biomarker classification and validation
  • Food biomarkers for the intake of specific foods and food groups
  • Translational perspectives underpinning food and health biomarkers
  • New matrices for biomarkers
  • New databases for food metabolome and intake biomarkers
  • FOODBALL goals and policy implications

Hotel De Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Registration Fee:
€75 for the FOODBALL Finals on May 14th
€100 for both the FOODBALL Finals on May 14th plus the FOODBALL Project Meeting on May 15th
*Note: all fees include coffee/tea, fruit, snacks, and lunch


FOODBALL Finals Preliminary Program
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Recent Papers

A selection of recent papers on the food metabolome and identification/validation of dietary biomarkers.
  • Within-person reproducibility and sensitivity to dietary change of C15:0 and C17:0 levels in dried blood spots: Data from the European Food4Me Study
  • Bioavailability and new biomarkers of cruciferous sprouts consumption
  • Combining traditional dietary assessment methods with novel metabolomics techniques: present efforts by the Food Biomarker Alliance
  • The Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide is an Emergent Biomarker of Human Health
  • Plasma Metabolomics Reveals Steroidal Alkaloids as Novel Biomarkers of Tomato Intake in Mice
  • Dietary and health biomarkers-time for an update
  • Whole blood glycerophospholipids in dried blood spots - a reliable marker for the fatty acid status
  • A scheme for a flexible classification of dietary and health biomarkers
  • Novel strategies for improving dietary exposure assessment: Multiple data fusion is a more accurate measure than the traditional single-biomarker approach
  • Demonstration of the utility of biomarkers for dietary intake assessment; proline betaine as an example
  • Biomarkers of carotenoid bioavailability
  • Identifying the metabolomic fingerprint of high and low flavonoid consumers
  • Identification of Urinary Food Intake Biomarkers for Milk, Cheese, and Soy-Based Drink by Untargeted GC-MS and NMR in Healthy Humans
  • Metabotyping for the development of tailored dietary advice solutions in a European population: the Food4Me study
  • The postprandial metabolome - a source of Nutritional Biomarkers of Health
  • Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometric determination of triterpenes in human fluids: Evaluation of markers of dietary intake of olive oil and metabolic disposition of oleanolic acid and maslinic acid in humans
  • A discovery-driven approach to elucidate urinary metabolome changes after a regular and moderate consumption of beer and nonalcoholic beer in subjects at high cardiovascular risk
  • Metabolic profiles from two different breakfast meals characterized by 1H NMR-based metabolomics
  • Biomarkers of food intake and nutrient status are associated with glucose tolerance status and development of type 2 diabetes in older Swedish women
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Secoiridoids and Metabolites as Biomarkers of Acute Olive Oil Intake-An Approach to Study Interindividual Variability in Humans
  • Biomarkers of alcohol consumption in body fluids - possibilities and limitations of application in toxicological analysis
  • Estimation of Chicken Intake by Adults Using Metabolomics-Derived Markers
  • Food Intake Biomarkers for Increasing the Efficiency of Dietary Pattern Assessment through the Use of Metabolomics: Unforeseen Research Requirements for Addressing Current Gaps
  • Use of Metabolomics in Improving Assessment of Dietary Intake
  • Trimethylamine N-oxide: A harmful, protective or diagnostic marker in lifestyle diseases?
  • Exposure assessment of process-related contaminants in food by biomarker monitoring
  • The food metabolome and dietary biomarkers
  • Development of a fast and cost-effective gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method for the quantification of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids in human biofluids
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