Construction of a foundation of integrated information for large-scale genome cohort studies


  • Completed
  • Database Integration Coordination Program (DICP)
  • Projects funded in FY 2011

Name and affiliation of Research Director

MATSUDA Fumihiko

Professor and Director, the Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Outline of R&D

The main aim of the project is to construct a database to accommodate integrated information obtained from large-scale genomic epidemiology studies. As a model dataset for the project, the whole set of information obtained from 10,082 healthy individuals in the baseline survey of "The Nagahama Prospective Genome cohort for the Comprehensive Human Bioscience" was used. It includes questionnaire-based individual life-style and environmental exposures, biochemical and hematological traits, physiological measurements as well as genome scan results of approximately 4,000 participants. This database with information unique to the Japanese population will be made public at the end of the project. In addition, the project implements training of young researchers in the fields of genome informatics and statistical genetics.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

Period of research and development

April 2011 to March 2014

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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