Maximizing human developmental

Project Summary

The overarching concept of The LifeCycle Project is innovative research on the role of novel integrated markers of early-life stressors that influence health across the lifecycle using an open and long-term network of European cohorts that started during pregnancy or childhood.

Europe has a strong tradition in population-based prospective cohort studies on health and diseases from pregnancy or childhood onwards. These cohorts are invaluable resources to identify a wide range of early-life stressors that influence individual biological, developmental and health trajectory variations related to the onset and evolution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) .

Our goal is to establish the EU Child Cohort Network, a Europe-wide network of cohort studies that started in early-life, and translate our findings into policy recommendations for stratified and personalized prevention strategies.