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Genetic research collaborations
D-CarDia is a large-scale collaboration of epidemiological studies being lead by this centre, that aims to establish the causal role of vitamin D on cardiovascular disease and related traits using genetic proxy markers.
For more information see the page on D-CarDia
The EAGLE Consortium
The EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) Consortium is
an international consortium of pregnancy and birth cohorts that aims to
collaborate to investigate the genetic basis of phenotypes in antenatal
and early life and childhood. Dr Elina Hyppönen and Professor Chris
Power take part in the consortium with data from the 1958 Birth Cohort.
In May 2010, Nature Genetics the published consortium published Variants in ADCY5 and near CCNL1 are associated with fetal growth and birth weight.
The SUNLIGHT Consortium
Formed in 2008, the SUNLIGHT consortium (Study of Underlying Genetic Determinants of Vitamin D and Highly Related Traits) is a collaboration of researchers using data gathered through cohorts from the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, and Finland. The aim of the consortium is to identify common genetic variants that affect levels of vitamin D in the body.
Dr Elina Hyppönen's team currently leads the genome-wide meta-analyses for the SUNLIGHT consortium together with collaborators from Imperial College London. This project is supported by the Medical Research Council (project grant G0601653) and the Academy of Finland.
In 2010 the Lancet published the first findings from the consortium: Common genetic determinants of vitamin D insufficiency: a genome-wide association study.
The UCL-London-School-Edinburgh-Bristol (UCLEB) consortium of population-based prospective studies received a grant from the British Heart Foundation in 2011 to conduct research into cardiovascular genomics.
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