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(FIDELIO) Training network for research into bone Fragility In Diabetes in Europe – towards a personalised medicine approach

Project summary

To prevent bones from breaking, they must be healthy and strong. The regulation of bone metabolism is influenced by hormones, mechanical stress, and genetic factors. Diabetes mellitus is a serious and wide-spread condition affecting the whole body. Well-known complications include the heart, the kidneys or the eyes. However, what has only recently been discovered is that diabetes mellitus also has serious adverse effects on bone metabolism, resulting in an increased fracture risk and poor healing.


The FIDELIO training programme is designed to address a translational gap that is currently a bottle-neck to advancing Precision Medicine.The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academia, the (bio)technology and health sector.

More detailed information

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Fernando Rivadeneira

Role Erasmus MC:



Internal medicine

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Funding Agency:

Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN