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Overview of project
What is CoMorment?
A 4 year, European Commission Funded project, which will investigate how and why:
- people with mental ill-health are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than the rest of the population
- people with cardiovascular disease who also go on to develop mental ill-health have worse outcomes.
CoMorMent brings together an international team of experts from the fields of human genetics & genomics, mental ill-health, cardiovascular disease, phenotyping and bioinformatics.
Using novel statistical & machine learning approaches, researchers will identify the genetic, brain & body markers that are common to both cardiovascular & mental health conditions
What is unique about CoMorMent?
Our dataset! CoMorMent will take a big data approach, using information from 1.8 million volunteers from across Northern Europe.
By bringing together several different sources of data, we will create a vast dataset that combines health, genetic, lifestyle & brain imaging data.
To analyse this vast dataset, we will use cutting edge statistical and machine learning approaches, including new tools developed by our industry partners.
What do you hope to achieve?
Our researchers will identify the genetic, brain & body markers that are common to both cardiovascular & mental health conditions. These will give us clues about the underlying causes and long-term outcomes of having both conditions (comorbidity).
With these results, CoMorMent aims to develop clinical tools that would help doctors identify those most at risk of developing comorbid cardiovascular disease and mental ill-health, and give them tools to diagnose and monitor these patients.