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Prof Hans Bisgaard

Copenhagen

Dr. Bisgaard’s research has been devoted to unraveling the origins of asthma and allergy in comprehensive birth cohort studies, the Copenhagen Prospective Study on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC), recruiting 1,100 pregnant women and their children.

The COPSAC studies hold the promise to improve our understanding of the processes leading towards health or disease in an interaction between heritage and environment. Importantly, the research strategy is emphasizing asthma and allergy as early indicators of a range of non-communicable diseases, which have risen in parallel.