Bone

Genetics and molecular basis of osteoarthritis (OA):  OA is the most common form of arthritis and the 5th leading world cause of disabilities. Through established extensive collaborations in this field with groups in  Europe, Australia and the US, the OA team has gathered one of the largest collections of DNA samples to study the genetics of this disease.

The DTR OA group performed the first GWAS on knee OA  in Caucasians, and is part of several OA GWAS consortia.

The DTR has also coordinated the TREAT-OA EU consortium (www.treatoa.eu)