Center for translational research in Epidemiology (TRACE) is based on the epidemiological-statistical environment at IGS. The field of epidemiology has developed radically in recent years, partly due to developments in large-scale data analysis and genetics in addition to causal theory for observational data. The center wants to take the development a step further by establishing new collaborative constellations that involve researchers with a background in biomedicine, bioinformatics, clinic in addition to epidemiology and medical statistics. Researchers in these fields have traditionally had different approaches to issues of causality, biological insight and relevance. The center works to provide funding for innovative and integrated research across these disciplines to solve current issues.
A group of researchers, who focus especially on diseases of the central nervous system, are connected to the center and are working on an SFF application to the Research Council. This application has now (June 2021) reached step 2 in the application process. The information about this SFF initiative (TrEpi) is mainly in English, and can be found here: Center for Translational Epidemiology (TrEpi)
Contact: Professor Tone Bjørge