Research areas

From fetus to old age

Research areas

The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography (EBB) conducts medical research and contributes to the methodological research in various applied projects.


Aging and longevity, age-related diseases, endocrinology, and quantitative biological variation. The aim is to identify genetic and environmental determinants of health, aging and longevity.

Twin Research

Twin analysis. The aim is to identify the hereditary factors for somatic diseases as cancer, diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. The Danish Twin Registry is of great importance to research in age, longevity and death causes.

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