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Centre for Translational Epidemiology (TrEpi)
Centre for Translational Epidemiology (TrEpi)

Background

In view of the total global burden of non-communicable diseases, there is an unmet need for novel strategies for prevention and treatment. Based on our innovative translational methodology, the Centre aims at discovering significant causal relations.

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Causal relations from big registry and biomedical data may lead to new strategies for prevention and treatment.
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Based on our innovative translational methodology, the Centre aims at discovering significant causal relations from big registry and biomedical data that lead to new biological insight, and that can be transformed into novel preventive measures both at population and individual level to improve public health (precision public health) and to therapeutic measures, such as drug design and precision medicine. 

Significant components of our translational framework are the close linkages between different scientific disciplines, the establishment of multidisciplinary teams, and the dynamic iterative processes with feedback loops between the fields, where the results and lessons learned from one discipline can inform and influence the work and direction of the others. This interconnected and dynamic cross-disciplinary system will be highly efficient in answering fundamental research questions.

Contact information:
Tone Bjørge (tone.bjorge@uib.no); phone (+47) 55 58 85 30, (+47) 99 53 59 90