Genetics of autoimmune Addison’s disease (AAD)
We are partners in an EU 7th Framework Programme, EURADRENAL (www.euradrenal.org) which aims at elucidating the pathogenesis of autoimmune Addison’s disease (AAD).
About the project
Our main role in this collaborative project is to identify novel susceptibility genes. In particular we are assessing the potential role of rare functional coding variants in the pathogenesis. To this end we have recently sequenced > 150 exomes from AAD patients which are currently being analyzed by Post-doc Magnus Dehli Vigeland. In addition to EU 7th FWP, this project is supported by Southeastern Regional Health Authorities.