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Early Life

The Early Life Theme brings together clinical and basic scientists with an interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of health and disease. Our research is translational – from bench to bedside and back – and covers experimental studies in animal and cellular models, through to detailed physiological clinical studies in humans across the lifespan, and making use of the ‘big data’ available in Scotland. Key areas of interest within our theme include the role of glucocorticoids, nutrition (obesity), genetics and epigenetics as mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of health and disease. The aim of the Early Life Theme is to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations both within the centre for Cardiovascular Science and with other disciplines within the University and elsewhere with a strategic view towards funding bids.

Related links

Tommy's

Their World

International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology

External Collaborators

Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank

Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium