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 genetic variations that may play a role in the potentially life-threatening disorder.

ANGI research centres in New Zealand ANGI are working to collect clinical information & blood samples from females & males who are aged 14 and over who have had a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa at any stage in their life. Parental or guardian consent is required for those wishing to participate under the age of 18.

With your participation, we can achieve our overarching goal of curing anorexia nervosa.
If you are living 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 University of Otago ANGI NZ researcher to confirm your willingness to provide a blood sample, & to discuss the procedure involved.


Participate in our survey to help us
better understand the genetics of depression