Sylvain Sebert

Professor of Life-course Epidemiology

Research Unit of Population Health
Faculty of Medicine

Sylvain Sebert

My roles at the University of Oulu are threefold

1. Leading the research group of life-course epidemiology (Webpage in construction) at the research unit of population health

The Life-course epidemiology group is inclusive, multicultural, multidisciplinary and international and research the origins and life-course trajectories of cardio-metabolic diseases and chronic multi-morbidities. We are using ethically collected human data from birth cohorts, national registers and international consortium to integrate knowledge from:

  • Longitudinal modelling
  • Population genetics
  • Genetics epidemiology
  • Epigenetics and metabolomic associations and mediations
  • Environmental and social determinants
  • Trajectory analyses

Into a better understanding of the trajectory leading to clinical risk factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes and adult multi-morbidities.

This research is being funded under the European Union Framework programmes Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe: LongITools (group contact: | EUCAN CONNECT (group contact: | LifeCycle (group contact:| EU Child Cohort Network (group contact: | EarlyCause (group contact:| TRIGGER (group contact:

The focus research institute Infotech and the Academy of Finland Fibrobesity - Combatting Fibrosis in Chronic Diseases | University of Oulu (group contact:

2. Chairing of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort executive board

The executive board cooperate with the Research director of the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts and Arctic biobank, to coordinate the Northern Finland Birth cohorts research program on health and well-being.

3. Programme director the International Master of epidemiology and biomedical data science (EBDS)

Last update: 4.11.2022

Research interests

  • Exposome, Obesity, Epidemiolgy, Climate change and health

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