Published: 2021-11-16 11:46 | Updated: 2021-11-16 22:53

Yajun Liang receives 2 400 000 SEK in research grant from the Swedish Research Council

KI's researchers are awarded 491 100 000 SEK in research grants from the Swedish Research Council (VR grant). Yajun Liang receives 2 400 000 SEK for her life-course study on cardiovascular diseases.

Yajun Liang
Yajun Liang, Department of Global Public Health. Photo: Private.

Could you tell us more about the grant?

– The VR grant is about a life-course study on cardiovascular diseases. Based on the population-based cohort study - Stockholm Public Health Cohort, the project aims to fill the knowledge gap in the aetiology of cardiovascular diseases from a life-course perspective. Specifically, the project aims to determine the risk and progression of cardiovascular diseases in association with the interaction between impaired fetal growth and health behaviours, says Yajun Liang.

What does this mean to you and your research?

– This grant is a timely support for me in my career development. I have been working on the topic of life-course cardiovascular epidemiology for about 10 year. This grant gives me more confidence in this research line.

What is the next step in your research?

– After the completion of this project, we will have more evidence on how health behaviours buffer the cardiovascular risk from a life-course perspective. The next step will be a continuation of this research line. For example, a randomized control trial can be planned in the high-risk groups.