Dynamic longitudinal exposome trajectories in cardiovascular and metabolic non-communicable diseases (LongITools)


EU H2020 funded project 2020-2024. University of Oulu PI Professor Sylvain Sebert.



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Horizon 2020 - Research & Innovation Action (RIA)

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1 171 875 EUR

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University of Oulu

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Project description

LongITools is a European research project studying the interactions between environmental, lifestyle, and biological factors to determine the risks of chronic cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

LongITools is using a holistic approach as it studies the impact of many exposures simultaneously. This approach is also called the ‘exposome’ approach and enables the assessment of multiple environmental, socioeconomic, psychosocial, lifestyle, and biological factors to which an individual is exposed throughout their life. LongITools consortium uses encrypted data of around 11 million European participants from 24 different studies.

We hope the findings arising from the LongITools research will help to fill knowledge gaps and identify disease risks and when best to intervene. Further knowledge will help to identify opportunities for minimizing risk factors and enhancing protective factors, through evidence-based policies and interventions at critical life stages.

Coordinator: University of Oulu


  1. Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam
  2. Imperial College Of Science Technology And Medicine
  3. Beta Technology Limited
  4. Itä-Suomen Yliopisto
  5. Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola Ab
  6. Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen
  7. Institut National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale
  8. University College London
  9. Universiteit Utrecht
  10. University of Surrey
  11. Academisch Medisch Centrum Bij De Universiteit Van Amsterdam
  12. Universitetet I Oslo
  13. University Of Bristol
  14. Universitat De Barcelona
  15. Ab.Acus Srl
  16. Cynexo Srl
  17. Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata

Official Longitools project website