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Genome-wide analyses of european twin and population cohorts to identify genes in common diseases (GENOMEUTWIN)

Objective

The aim to enhance our understanding of the aetiology of common diseases by using genetic tools and advanced bio statistical methods to analyse unique European population cohorts. Twin cohorts and MORGAM cohorts represent well-established, high quality epidemiological study samples containing immense amount of longitudinal data and information of life-style and environmental factors. We will build a European infrastructure for large-scale genetic epidemiological studies of common diseases. We will harmonize both the epidemiological databases and collection of genetic data and develop novel bio statistical strategies. The anticipated results of the genetic background and genome-environment/life style interactions in the aetiology of common diseases will make an immense contribution to health of Europeans and the health care-associated industry in Europe.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki
Finland

Participants (10)

GUY'S AND ST THOMAS' HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Block 4A, 1St Floor, South Wing
SE1 7EH London
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Address
Boulevard De L'hôpital 91
75634 Paris
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Doktorsringen 5
171 71 Stockholm
LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Wassenaarseweg 62
2333 AL Leiden
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Norway
Address

0403 Oslo
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road
BT12 6BJ Belfast
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Mannerhermintie
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK - UNIVERSITY OF ODENSE
Denmark
Address
Sdr Boulevard 23 A
5000 Odense
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Akademiska Hospital, Entrance 70, 3Rd Floor, Resea
751 85 Uppsala