Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology
The aim of our research is to investigate mechanisms, find biomarkers and study risk factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases.
We perform cohort-, case-control-, and intervention studies. The risk factors of interest is for example genes, biological/clinical markers and environmental/lifestyle factors. The material we use is questionnaires and/or blood for genetic and biological analyses. Large biobanks with stored frozen blood is used for these purposes. Statistical programs with different models are used to analyze associations and interactions between factors of interest.
Part of our unit also performs statistical analysis on behalf of various governmental agencies.
Head of Unit