WHO WE ARE
The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative run by a team of researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource Centre Maudsley as part of the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research, and the UK’s eating disorder charity Beat. To find out more information about our collaboration with Beat, please see the Beat page.
Below is some information about those involved in EDGI, and the research questions that they would like to explore.
EDGI is funded and supported by the NIHR Mental Health BioResource, led by the NIHR BioResource Centre Maudsley, which is a research theme of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.
The NIHR BioResource is comprised of volunteers from around the country who have given a biological sample, have said we can access their medical notes or health related records, and are willing to be approached to participate in research studies and trials on the basis of their genotype and/or phenotype.
There are 13 local NIHR BioResource and Clinical Research Facilities centres throughout England, led by respective NIHR Biomedical Research Centres, and they are located in Birmingham, Exeter, Leeds, Leicester, London – includes Barts, Guy’s and St Thomas’, Maudsley, Moorfields and UCLH; Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, with the headquarters located in Cambridge.
If you would like to know more about King’s College London and our collaborator’s past research, click here.
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