The Vistera Project announcement

On the occasion of the Gene Forum in Tartu, Estonia (, Charles Auffray, the President and Founding Director of the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine (EISBM) in Lyon, France and Andres Metspalu, the Director of the Estonian Genome Centre and Biobank at the University of Tartu, Estonia, reviewed the recent developments of the Vistera Project discussed at the Bioforum last week in Shanghai (

Prominent research and hospital centres worldwide have expressed their interest and commitment to implement an open standard protocol for the collection and integrated analyses of biological and clinical features, including comprehensive genetic, genomic and functional genomics assessments, as well as lifestyle and environmental exposures monitored through connected mobile devices. By monitoring individuals over a long period of time, the Vistera Project will provide them with actionable recommendations to maintain their state of health and wellness, detect early events indicative of a risk or a transition to disease, enabling their management and reversal.