Mater University Study of Pregnancy
Study Code:MU
Sample:777 subjects
Start Date:Feb.2006
Status:In progress
Contact:Anjali Henders
More Info:QIMR only

This project is a follow-up of a longitudinal study started in 1981 by the Mater Hospital and University of Qld. The MUSP study investigated mental and physical health in a cohort of pregnant mothers, and the participants and their offspring have been followed up at intervals ever since. The GenEpi contribution to this project involves the collection of blood samples to examine the relationship between different 'gene' x environment interactions and mental and physical health outcomes.

This project is in collaboration with principal investigators from the University of Queensland, Emory University and University of California Los Angeles. The ongoing MUSP project will continue to be administered by UQ, with QIMR contributing sample collection and genetic analysis for this specific cohort.