Age estimation based in DNA methylation

DNA methylation levels in CpG sites of several genes emerged in last years for age estimation purposes because of its potential application in forensic genetics. The goal of this project is to develop age prediction models in biological samples of living and deceased individuals based in CpG methylation ratios of age-associated genes.

Duration: 2017 – 2020

Coordinator (PI): Licínio Manco

Participants: Helena Correia Dias (CIAS), Eugénia Cunha (DCV; INML), Francisco Corte Real (FMUC;INML) Licínio Manco (CIAS)

Financial support: FCT-CIAS: UID/ANT/00283/2019; PhD Grant: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia SFRH/BD/117022/2016 (Helena C. Dias); FCT-CIAS: UID/ANT/00283/2019 (Portugal)