Molecular Epidemiology Group

Croatian studies (PIs Professors Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, and Caroline Hayward)

Croatian studies are genetic epidemiology studies st up with aim to contribute to the discovery of genetic factors that are influencing complex traits.

Research team

Professor Igor Rudan

Professor Harry Campbell

Professor Caroline Hayward

Dr Ozren Polasek

Funder

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CROATIA-Vis is a family-based, cross-sectional study in the isolated island of Vis, Croatia that included 1,056 examinees aged 18-93. It is a genetic epidemiology study that aims to discover genetic factors that influence traits (e.g. height) or the risk of common complex diseases. The cohort is very well characterised with detailed phenotyping and genotyping information available.

Associated studies are CROATIA-Korcula study, a family-based, cross-sectional study in the isolated island of Korcula, Croatia and CROATIA-Split study which is a population-based cross-sectional study in Split, Croatia. These studies have contributed to the discovery of hundreds of new gene associations over the past few years.