Molecular investigation of genetic factors in cardiovascular and immune-related traits and diseases using a bioresource of healthy volunteers (GENBIO)

Study code

Lead researcher
Dr Dirk Paul

Study type
Participant re-contact

Institution or company
University of Cambridge

Speciality area
Cardiovascular Disease


Our study aims to compare two groups of healthy volunteers – those who carry functional variants and those who do not. We will measure a range of molecular and cellular markers, as well as physiological parameters.  This will enable us to determine the distinct molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying functional variants identified for cardiovascular and immune-related diseases. Results from these studies will improve our understanding of the mechanisms of disease, potentially leading to better diagnosis, tailored prevention and treatment.