Cohort studies or biobanks provide detailed information about factors leading to incidence (and absence) of diseases, notably the effects of interaction between risk factors. To show how biobanks can benefit your research, LifeLines presents its first scientific symposium on July 3 in the UMCG.
LifeLines is one of the most valuable, multidimensional cohort studies and biobanks in the world. It is the largest population based study in The Netherlands, with 165.000 individuals which will be followed-up for 30 years.
We organize the first scientific symposium to present results from LifeLines and other national and international biobank studies, as well as how to access the LifeLines data and samples. These are available for any researcher who is interested, as shown by a short research proposal.
Connected to this symposium we make a free data set available for the most innovative research idea.
It promises to be an interesting symposium with ample opportunities for networking, sharing your ideas with colleagues en maybe even finding collaborators. We look forward to your participation!
Professor Folkert Kuipers, dean UMCG
Professor Ronald Stolk, Chief Scientific Officer LifeLines
More information, program and registration form can be found on www.wenckebachinstituut.nl.
Wednesday 3 July 2013
University Medical Center Groningen