Welcome to the Lipgene project website
Lipgene is an EU Sixth Framework Integrated Programme being conducted by 25 research centres across Europe. Collectively, these 25 research partners are the ‘Lipgene consortium’.
The full title of the project is
"Diet, genomics and the metabolic syndrome: an integrated nutrition, agro-food, social and economic analysis".
It will run from 2004 to 2009.
The primary focus of Lipgene is the interaction of nutrients and genotype in the metabolic syndrome. The metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a clustering of several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, namely obesity, abnormal blood lipids (e.g. high blood cholesterol & raised triglyceride levels), insulin resistance and high blood pressure (hypertension).
The Principal Investigator for the project (2004-2009) is Professor Mike Gibney of University College Dublin.
Contract number: FOOD-CT-2003-505944