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Solving the 'time puzzle' of epigenetic effects on child mental health

Project description

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.

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00