Research

The Northern Finland Birth Cohorts (NFBC1966 with expected date of birth in 1966; NFBC1986 with expected date of birth between July 1985 and June 1986) offer an unparalleled opportunity to study multiple determinants of disorders, diseases and their intermediate stages.

Taking advantage of forthcoming and existing data collections and collaborations we will:

  • Further uncover genetic, epigenetic and early predictors of the disease-related phenotypes of paramount importance for public health using genetic-multi-omics systems biology, bioinformatics and experimental research approaches to gain further insights into disease mechanisms and pathogenesis over the life-course.
  • Investigate the interplay of environmental and genetic factors in the aetiology of disorders and their intermediate phenotypes in collaboration with other comparable studies.
  • Provide an enhanced evidence base to inform the development of preventive strategies and involvement of potential commercial organisations to reduce the public health burden of diseases.

Last updated: 20.1.2017