Simona Vaccargiu


Area of interest:

For many years I have worked for the realization of a new model of study for the identification of genes associated with common diseases in humans. The study of genetic, genealogical, epidemiological and behavioral of about 13,000 people living in ten towns of central and eastern region of Sardinia (Ogliastra); population ideal for this type of study, which allowed the construction of an infrastructure consisting of a database.

Most significant publications:


Marioni, Riccardo E; Ritchie, Stuart J; Joshi, Peter K; Hagenaars, Saskia P; Okbay, Aysu; Fischer, Krista; Adams, Mark J; Hill, David W; Davies, Gail; Consortium, Social Science Genetic Association; Nagy, Reka; Amador, Carmen; Läll, Kristi; Metspalu, Andres; Liewald, David C; Campbell, Archie; Wilson, James F; Hayward, Caroline; Esko, Tõnu; Porteous, David J; Gale, Catharine R; Deary, Ian J

Genetic variants linked to education predict longevity Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113 (47), pp. 13366–13371, 2016, ISSN: 1091-6490.

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Fan, Qiao; Guo, Xiaobo; Tideman, Willem J L; Williams, Katie M; Yazar, Seyhan; Hosseini, Mohsen S; Howe, Laura D; Pourcain, Beaté St; Evans, David M; Timpson, Nicholas J; McMahon, George; Hysi, Pirro G; Krapohl, Eva; Wang, Ya Xing; Jonas, Jost B; Baird, Paul Nigel; Wang, Jie Jin; Cheng, Ching-Yu; Teo, Yik-Ying; Wong, Tien-Yin; Ding, Xiaohu; Wojciechowski, Robert; Young, Terri L; Pärssinen, Olavi; Oexle, Konrad; Pfeiffer, Norbert; Bailey-Wilson, Joan E; Paterson, Andrew D; Klaver, Caroline C W; Plomin, Robert; Hammond, Christopher J; Mackey, David A; He, Mingguang; Saw, Seang-Mei; Williams, Cathy; Guggenheim, Jeremy A; Consortium, CREAM

Childhood gene-environment interactions and age-dependent effects of genetic variants associated with refractive error and myopia: The CREAM Consortium Journal Article

In: Scientific Reports, 6 , pp. 25853, 2016, ISSN: 2045-2322.

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Fan, Qiao; Verhoeven, Virginie J M; Wojciechowski, Robert; Barathi, Veluchamy A; Hysi, Pirro G; Guggenheim, Jeremy A; Höhn, René; Vitart, Veronique; Khawaja, Anthony P; Yamashiro, Kenji; Hosseini, S Mohsen; Lehtimäki, Terho; Lu, Yi; Haller, Toomas; Xie, Jing; Delcourt, Cécile; Pirastu, Mario; Wedenoja, Juho; ...,; Zhou, Xiangtian; Chen, Wei; Mizuki, Nobuhisa; Meguro, Akira; Mäkelä, Kari Matti

Meta-analysis of gene-environment-wide association scans accounting for education level identifies additional loci for refractive error Journal Article

In: Nature Communications, 7 , pp. 11008, 2016, ISSN: 2041-1723.

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Biino, Ginevra; Concas, Maria Pina; Cena, Hellas; Parracciani, Debora; Vaccargiu, Simona; Cosso, Massimiliano; Marras, Francesca; D'Esposito, Vittoria; Beguinot, Francesco; Pirastu, Mario

Dissecting metabolic syndrome components: data from an epidemiologic survey in a genetic isolate Journal Article

In: SpringerPlus, 4 , pp. 324, 2015.

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Doro, Maria Grazia; Piras, Daniela; Leoni, Giovanni Giuseppe; Casu, Giuseppina; Vaccargiu, Simona; Parracciani, Debora; Naitana, Salvatore; Pirastu, Mario; Novelletto, Andrea

Phylogeny and patterns of diversity of goat mtDNA haplogroup A revealed by resequencing complete mitogenomes Journal Article

In: PloS One, 9 (4), pp. e95969, 2014, ISSN: 1932-6203.

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