Disentangling the origins of epigenetic patterns associated with children’s mental health
Epigenetic patterns at birth – a mechanism that regulates gene activity in response to genetic and environmental influences – may be associated with common mental health problems in children. This potentially groundbreaking discovery is highly unexpected and could introduce a paradigm shift in how we approach children’s mental health. By researching timing effects, the EU-funded TEMPO project will shed new light on the origins of mental health issues and open much-needed opportunities for early risk detection. It will combine innovative, multidisciplinary approaches and the generation of exceptional new data in a unique set of longitudinal European cohorts. The aim is to elucidate the ‘what, where and why’ of epigenetic timing effects.
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme