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Enhancers Decoding the Mechanisms Underlying CAD Risk

Project description

Genetics help to advance knowledge of coronary artery disease

Scientists perform genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify which genes are involved in human disease and to predict the presence of disease. Over the past few years, GWAS have discovered hundreds of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) – the most common type of genetic variation amongst people – that are closely linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). However, these SNPs normally describe only a few heritable traits. To better understand disease mechanisms, the EU-funded EnDeCAD project will explore the role of each CAD locus at the molecular level. The knowledge gained should improve risk prediction, biomarker identification and treatment selection in delivering healthcare.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 498 647

Beneficiaries (1)

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 498 647
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments