Kilpeläinen Group – University of Copenhagen

Kilpeläinen Group

Our group applies methods of genetic epidemiology to discover genetic variants contributing to body fatness and related health parameters. We also aim to identify genetic variants that interact with the environment, modifying the effect of physical activity, diet, and other lifestyle factors on body composition and metabolic health.

Together with local and international collaborators, we use epidemiological and experimental methods to uncover the biological mechanisms underlying the observed genetic associations. We strive to provide key biological insights and seek ways for translating genetic discoveries to target preventive and treatment strategies with increased precision.