Our department has obtained two EU grants (Horizon 2020). Brenda Penninx, Femke Lamers and Yuri Milaneschi are involved in both studies, focusing on comorbidity of depression and cardiovascular disease, both with a different focus.

  • TO_AITION addresses the hypothesis that immune-metabolic dysregulation, occurring as a result of genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors ‘training’ innate immunity, drives low grade systemic inflammation leading to the development of CVD-depression comorbidity.
  • EarlyCause will identify and demonstrate causative mechanisms and molecular pathways linking early life stress (ELS) to depression and coronary heart disease & diabetes. 

More information on these projects will be on our website soon.