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Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health

Objective

Early life is an important window of opportunity to improve health across the full lifecycle. European pregnancy and child cohort studies together offer an unique opportunity to identify a wide range of early life stressors linked with individual biological, developmental and health trajectory variations, and to the onset and evolution of non-communicable diseases. LIFECYCLE will establish the EuroCHILD Cohort Network, which brings together existing, successful pregnancy and child cohorts and biobanks, by developing a governance structure taking account of national and European ethical, legal and societal implications, a shared data-management platform and data-harmonization strategies. LIFECYCLE will enrich this EuroCHILD Cohort Network by generating new integrated data on early life stressors related to socio-economic, migration, urban environment and life-style determinants, and will capitalize on these data by performing hypothesis-driven research on early life stressors influencing cardio-metabolic, respiratory and mental health trajectories during the full lifecycle, and the underlying epigenetic mechanisms. LIFECYCLE will translate these results into recommendations for targeted strategies and personalized prediction models to improve health trajectories for current and future Europeans generations by optimizing their earliest phase of life. To strengthen this long-term collaboration, LIFECYCLE will organize yearly international meetings open to pregnancy and child cohort researchers, introduce a Fellowship Training Programme for exchange of junior researchers between European pregnancy or child cohorts, and develop e-learning modules for researchers performing life-course health studies. Ultimately, LIFECYCLE will lead to a unique sustainable EuroCHILD Cohort Network, and provide recommendations for targeted prevention strategies by identification of novel markers of early life stressors related to health trajectories throughout the lifecycle.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 650 921,22

Participants (17)

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 730 441,25
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 551 183,75
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 513 121,25
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 764 022,50
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 617 352,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 479 281,25
Address
Duckworth Lane
BD9 6RJ Bradford
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 702 708,75
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 401 500
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 535 386,25
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 342 920,84
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 616 408,75
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAMFUNDET FOLKHALSAN I SVENSKA FINLAND RF
Finland
EU contribution
€ 219 011,25
Address
Topeliusgatan 20
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 566 958,75
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 147 552,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLIMMERE ZORG BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 41 930,03
Address
Albrechtlaan 9
1404 AH Bussum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Concentris Research Management GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 76 901,25
Address
Ludwigstr. 4
D-82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stirling Higway 35
6009 Crawley
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments