Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Over onsNieuws en agendaNieuwsberichten

LifeLines project welcomed its 100 000 participant

19 October 2012
LifeLines
LifeLines

The nine year old Yannicken Vierveijzer was the 100 000th participant who joined the LifeLines project - currently the largest medical research project in the Netherlands on 19th September. Lifelines aims to gather impressive volumes of genotype and phenotype data for 165 000 participants in the coming 30 years and use it to advance our knowledge of what factors play major role in the development of diseases that aggravate aging processes. Yannicken's grandmother was the first to sign up for the study. Her daughter followed and not much later she brought her daughters - Yannicken and her two sisters to the LifeLines research center. The possibilities to study successive generations with very similar genetic make-up provides exciting opportunities for exploring the onset of chronic diseases and how external factors influence it. Lifelines is closely collaborating with Target on the development of scalable and secure database environment that will allow researchers to gain access to this valuable data in the years to come.

To read more on this story, click here.

To learn more about LifeLines, visit their website www.lifelines.nl

Last modified:02 October 2015 10.56 p.m.

More news

  • 24 September 2018

    Being as green as you should be can cause great social inconvenience

    Jan Willem Bolderdijk must be the ideal son-in-law. He is cheerful, athletic and articulate. He cares greatly about sustainability and is highly aware of the consequences of his choices. But he did book that trip to Thailand. Why is it so difficult...

  • 21 September 2018

    Heike Kamerlingh Onnes chair and Rudi Drent chair for Groningen professors

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering has honoured two of her professors by appointing them to a named chair: Prof. Bart Van Wees on the Heike Kamerlingh Onnes chair and Prof. Theunis Piersma on the Rudi Drent chair in Global Flyway Ecology. Named...

  • 11 September 2018

    From Klokhuis question of the week to a Veni grant

    Jorrig Vogels has always been fascinated by language. As a child, he even compared the different words for ingredients on any packaging he came across. Last summer, the language researcher managed to secure a much-coveted Veni grant. ‘There’s something...