MediSapiens Launches Research Project on UK Biobank Data
MediSapiens is one of the research teams with an approved research project and granted access to the UK Biobank data. Our research is titled “Novel methods for the use of hierarchically-structured healthcare data in genetic association analyses”.
UK Biobank is a major national and international health resource, aiming to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses. By following the health, health information and well-being of 500,000 volunteers UK Biobank enables improvements on treatments of illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia among others.
Our project aims to develop analytical methods that use hierarchically encoded clinical observations, such as disease diagnoses, to increase the statistical power to identify genetic associations for these observations. In addition, our project aims to understand the applicability of different ontologies for specific disease areas. The ultimate goal is to improve the identification of genetic associations for human health and disease-related traits, thereby contributing to the development of better prevention strategies, medical diagnostics and treatments.
MediSapiens is excited to be a part of the UK Biobank research and the group of experts aiming to improve the health and well-being of people.