Collection Sites

The HELIC work focuses on two isolated populations, each with information on a wide array of anthropometric, cardiometabolic, biochemical, haematological and diet-related traits.

  • The MANOLIS sub-study (Minoan Isolates) focuses on a set of mountainous villages (Mylopotamos villages) on the island of Crete, Greece.

This programme of work is named MANOLIS to honour the memory of Manolis Giannakakis, 1978-2010.

  • The Pomak villages are a set of isolated mountainous villages in the North of Greece.