NorthPop starts in Skellefteå

Yesterday, 26 August 2019, NorthPop started up in Skellefteå! There from Umeå for the day to help out at the start were Magnus Domellöf (head of the NorthPop study), Christina West (pediatrician and lead researcher), Richard Lundberg (study coordinator) and Ida Davidsson (project assistant). Local media were also there to cover this exciting milestone. Already

Meet our colleague Suad!

Hi Suad!   What is your background? In my home country I studied to become an administrator, and when I moved to Sweden I started studying Swedish at Folkuniverstitetet ‘The Short Route’ and now I have a job as an administrator for Umeå University. What do you do within the NorthPop study? Within NorthPop my

NorthPop Workshop 2019!

A big thanks to everyone who participated in our workshop on Tuesday! There were fantastic presentations followed by very interesting discussions in the afternoon. It was clearly felt how this workshop helps strengthen current collaborations as well as create foundations for future exciting collaborations. See you again next year!

Meet our new colleague!

We would like to welcome Katrine Lundgren to our team! Katrine is currently finishing up with her studies to become a doctor, and will be doing her dissertation here with us in NorthPop this autumn. She will be looking at data from the NorthPop project and investigating if there are any differences in health between


The NorthPop study is ever growing and soon we will reach 2000 families participating in the study. We have received some adorable summer inspired photos from our parents, these can be viewed using this link: Thank you for sending in your beautiful summer photos! :) We wish you a wonderful summer! 

NorthPop Workshop!

Thank you to all of you who participated in our workshop last Monday! We had some very interesting lectures that lead to some great group discussions in the afternoon. We hope this will build the foundation of some new exciting collaborations in the future. See you all next year!

NORTHPOP features in Umeå Tidning article

The children participating in NORTHPOP have now turned 1.5 years old. As some of the project's participants were tested for allergies, Umeå Tidning was there to report on their experiences so far, interviewing Edvin and his mother Kristina, and Christina West, the senior physician responsible for asthma and allergy research. Read the articles here:


We took the first tests for our study on allergies at 18 months last week. SVT were here to interview our participant Edvin Lalos and mother Kristina about their experiences, and Christina West who is responsible for asthma and allergy research in Northpop. Links to the article can be found below:  

International Twins Day!

Today's the International Twins Day, we would therefore like to take the opportunity to celebrate all the families with twins out there. About 3000 twins are born every year in Sweden and 24 of these are participating in the Northpop study!    

Christmas pictures from our participants!

We sent out a request earlier in December asking for Christmas pictures from all participants in our study. The response we got was amazing! Thank you to all of you that sent in your photos! We have put together a little collage below. MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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