News from ISGlobal
The EU Horizon 2020 funded LifeCycle Project was launched on April 3 rd 2017 at Erasmus MC -University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This project will bring together pregnancy and child cohort study researchers in a new, open and sustainable network, the EU CHILD Cohort Network. This network can be used to identify novel markers of early-life stressors which may affect health trajectories throughout the lifecycle.
This € 10.4 M project will be carried out by a multinational and multidisciplinary consortium consisting of 18 partners from 10 different European countries and Australia. “Early life is a window of opportunity”, Project Coordinator Professor Vincent Jaddoe explains: “Adverse exposures just before and during pregnancy and during early childhood can have a profound effect on health and disease during childhood, adolescence and adulthood”.
ISGlobal will be coordinating two of the work packages of LifeCycle, under the leadership of Martine Vrijheid and Jordi Sunyer, respectively, who will be directing work on early life environmental stressors and on mental health trajectories in children.