VIKING Genes

About Us

Learn about the VIKING and ORCADES studies, what we do and how we conduct our research.

VIKING II - New Study

Fishing boat in Shetland
Thanks to recent Medical Research Council (MRC) funding, we are happy to announce that we aim to recruit 4,000 people from Orkney and Shetland into our new study ‘VIKING II’

Orkney Complex Disease Study - ORCADES

Orkney standing stones in the sunset
The Orkney Complex Disease Study (ORCADES) recruited participants from 2005 - 2011 and aims to discover the genes and variants that influence the risk of common, complex diseases.

VIKING Health Study - Shetland

Beach in Shetland
The Viking Health Study - Shetland (VIKING) completed recruitment in 2015 and aims to discover the genes and variants that influence the risk of common, complex diseases.

Meet the Team

Behind the scenes we work hard to make your contribution available for research. Here's a short description of how each of us contributes to the VIKING II team at the MRC HGU