Genetic and environmental determinants of healthy ageing and longevity in the population of central Portugal

The aim of this project is to screen several cohorts of elderly people from different natural and social environments in order to define local healthy phenotypes by gender and culture, and to identify the determinants of health that can affect their development including: i) lifestyle; ii) both natural and built environmental factors; and iii) genetic and epigenetic backgrounds.

Duration: 2016 – 2023

Coordinator (PI): Manuela Alvarez (CIAS)

Participants: Manuela Alvarez (CIAS), Tiago Sousa (CIAS), Licínio Manco (CIAS)

Financial support: FCT-CIAS: UID/ANT/00283/2019 (Portugal)