Optimizing early-life conditions
to maximize the human potential
across the life cycle

18-19 May 2022 | EVENTS

11th General Assembly Meeting: 18-19 May 2022

The 11th General Assembly will be a 2-day event and take place on the 18-19th of May 2022 in Paris, France.
We would love to see you in Paris! The Meeting will be hybrid, so please join us online if you cannot attend in person.
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27 October 2021 | EVENTS

10th General Assembly Meeting: 25-27 October 2021

The 10th General Assembly Meeting took place from 25-27 October 2021.

The meeting was held remotely again. The presentations are available on the LifeCycle Intranet.

It was great to see you all again online!

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04 October 2021 | NEWS

Launch of new Open Access Module – sign up now

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Open Access Module “Epidemiology: the importance of study types and confounding”. Learn fundamental knowledge of different types of applied epidemiology as well as the concepts of confounding and time-varying confounding. Sign up here.

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Our vision

Early-life is an important window of opportunity to improve health across the full lifecycle. Exposure to stressors just before or during pregnancy or during early childhood leads to developmental adaptations, which subsequently affect life course and disease risk. Optimizing early-life conditions has the yet unfulfilled potential to improve life course health trajectories for individuals themselves and also their children. Therefore, the main objective of the LifeCycle Project is to develop new strategies for optimizing early life that will help to maximize the human developmental potential for current and future European generations.

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A strong and unique network

The key to finding links between early-life conditions and the later development of a person lies in extensive cohort studies and the collation of massive amounts of data. The LifeCycle Project aims at using these two elements to discover early-life risk factors that might have never before been given any attention. In order to reach this goal, we will set up a European pregnancy and childhood cohort network, the EU Child Cohort Network, which brings together extensive existing data from more than 250,000 European children and their parents.

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