Through a collaboration of epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians and geneticists we will conduct our research within large established child and adult cohorts that include over 25,000 research participants.
- Identifying which behavioural, environmental, occupational, nutritional and other modifiable lifestyle factors, and genes, affect poor lung growth and lung function decline
- Collecting new data on how parents and grandparents health and lifestyles influence lung health in later generations
- Identifying genetic markers for development of poor lung function and exposure to disease risk factors
- Generating a predictive risk score to identify people who are at risk of COPD
- Making recommendations on COPD research priorities – including the need to establish new cohorts
The ALEC Study is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme