Viking Health Study - Shetland (PI Professor Jim Wilson)
The VIKING study is a genetic epidemiology study based in an isolated population in the north of Scotland.
Professor Jim Wilson
Professor Sarah Wild
- MRC Human Genetics Unit quinquennial programme grant “QTL in Health and Disease”.
The VIKING study aims to identify genetic variants influencing the risk of common complex diseases of public health importance. The study benefits from rich phenotyping and whole genome sequence data, as well as a tissue bank and prospective follow-up through NHS data linkage. All participants have ancestry from the isolated Shetland archipelago and show genetic features consistent with strong genetic drift. We are presently recruiting further participants to this study from across the Northern Isles and their diaspora.