Funding award from the MRC for haemorrhagic stroke case-control study

Sep 16, 2013 3:00 PM

The China Kadoorie Study has received a grant for “Genomic analysis of haemorrhagic stroke in the China Kadoorie Biobank” through the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) ‘High throughput “omic” science and imaging’ initiative.

The project led by Professor Zhengming Chen in Oxford will genotype 5,000 haemorrhagic stroke cases and 10,000 controls using a custom-designed biobank array of 800K SNPs, making it the world’s largest genetic study ever conducted for haemorrhagic stroke. In conjunction with a wealth of other lifestyle and environmental exposure data collected, it will also help to assess the complex interplays of genetic and non-genetic factors as determinants of stroke.