BCN-AIM

earlyCause

EarlyCause

Causative mechanisms & integrative models linking early-life-stress to psycho-cardio-metabolic multi-morbidity

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify causative mechanisms linking early life stress (ELS) to depression, diabetes and heart disease, and their multi-morbidity
  • Identify biological mediators and environmental moderators of the impact of ELS on disease and multi-morbidity development
  • Perform multi-level data integration to derive new predictive tools, multi-factorial signatures and life-course models of multi-morbidity development
  • Establish an open-access research platform and best practices for accelerating future research on ELS

ROLES

  • Coordinate and manage the EarlyCause project
  • Build integrative causative models of disease and multi-morbidity development
  • Build and demonstrate artificial intelligence solutions for predicting ELS-induced disease and multi-morbidity

PARTNERS   

NO. INSTITUTION COUNTRY
1
University of Barcelona
Spain
2
European Molecular Biology Lab. European Bioinformatics Institute
Germany
3
University of Zurich
Switzerland
4
King's College London
United Kingdom
5
Consejo Superior de Investigadores científicas
Spain
6
Centre Européen de Recherche en Biologie et Médicine
France
7
University of Oulu
Finland
8
Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico - Fatebenefratelli
Italy
9
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
10
VU Amsterdam Medical Centre
Nederland
11
Empiricia GmbH
Germany
12
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Spain
13
Combinostic Oy
Finland
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Funding institution

European Commision

Project number

848158

Project budget

5 997 381,25 €

UB's budget

680 937,50 €

Project Coordinator

Karim Lekadir (BCN-AIM)

UB's Principal Investigator

Karim Lekadir

BCN-AIM's role

Project coordination

Official website

earlycause.eu

Twitter

twitter.com/earlycause

Mail

karim.lekadir@ub.edu