We're researching the role of genes in anorexia nervosa

Please participate in our survey to help us better understand this devastating illness and find a cure

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI)

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) is the world's largest and
most rigorous genetic investigation of anorexia nervosa to date.

The international study aims to detect genes that may be associated with the potentially life-threatening disorder.

ANGI research centres worldwide are working to collect clinical information and blood samples from more than 13,000 women and men who:

  • Have experienced anorexia nervosa in the past; or
  • Currently have anorexia nervosa.

Only with your participation, can we achieve our overarching goal of curing anorexia nervosa.

If you live with, or have recovered from anorexia nervosa, we urge you to contribute to our groundbreaking research by completing a simple, 10-minute online survey. Should you meet our study criteria, shortly after you will be contacted by a QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute researcher to confirm your willingness to provide a DNA sample, and to discuss the procedure involved.

To learn more about ANGI and how you can help, please watch this short video featuring lead Australian ANGI investigator, Professor Nick Martin.