UMCG receives large European grant

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) receives a grant of 12 million euros from the European Union for combining data of several large European population cohorts, thus giving research for chronical diseases in the elderly a new impulse. In future these studies will enable a more individual approach when it comes to prevention and treatment.The UMCG coordinates the previously financed BioSHaRE-EU project (Biobank Standardisation and Harmonisation for Research Excellence in the European Union). They make use of 5 large population cohorts: LifeLines (Netherlands), Hunt (Norway), Lifegene (Sweden), KORA (Germany), UK Biobank (England). Joint together, almost 1.5 million participants take part in these studies.

Source: University Medical Centre Groningen (in Dutch)