The Botnar Fondation is a Swiss charitable foundation which seeks to improve the health, nutrition and education of children globally. They recently funded Professor Farooqi and the GOOS team to launch a new study focused on obesity-related complications in children, adolescents and young adults. OSTRICH (Obesity Strategies: Translational Research Involving Children) will seek to identify the genetic and physiological factors that increase the risk of obesity-related complications in some (but not all) young people. The project will fund intervention studies in subgroups of children and adolescents with severe obesity and will support the training of Clinical Fellows in translational research.
Professor Joachim Seelig, member of the Board of Fondation Botnar, said: “We are pleased to be able to support projects from world-leading researchers at the University of Cambridge. These projects address significant challenges facing the health and wellbeing of young people around the world.”