• Genetics of ageing: The genetic and environmental determinants of ageing in women

    Funded by The Wellcome Trust
    To test whether common genetic and environmental factors that determine rates of ageing across different organ systems. The longitudinal nature of the study following women through middle age with up to 18 years follow-up will enable us to address how closely changes at one organ or tissue correlate with overall physiological deterioration.

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  • Creation of Chingford cohort resource and maintenance of data collection & analysis of a 20 year longitudinal cohort of musculo-skeletal disease in the general population: The Chingford study

    Funded by The Arthritis Research UK
    Started in 1989 The Chingford Study recruited women aged 45-65 as part of a longitudinal study to examine natural history and risk factors for a number of musculo-skeletal diseases. The study forms a unique longitudinal population study and in the 18 years since its inception the data collected have contributed to the widening knowledge of the natural history of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

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  • EuroBATS

    Identifying biomarkers of ageing using whole transcriptome sequencing
    Funded by The European Union FP7 programme
    Department of Twin Research is co-coordinating this 3 year EU Framework 7 Project which started in January 2011 with funding of €3,000,000 and 4 research partners from 3 European countries.

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  • Age-related hearing impairment

    Funded by The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) / Age UK
    The genetic epidemiology of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) is relatively unexplored. This studentship will use the latest techniques to study the genome and epigenome in twins of all ages to understand further the genetic contribution of this common age-related trait.

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