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University Medical Center Groningen

Nigus Asefa

Nigus G. Asefa, originally from Ethiopia, has obtained his B. Pharm (BSc.) from Addis Ababa University in 2007. Immediately after graduation, he started working in a hospital as pharmacy head and then (in 2009), moved to a health science college, where he worked for most of his time as a tutor. In 2014, he obtained his Master of Public Health at Mekelle University (Ethiopia). He has investigated pharmaceutical formulations, road traffic crashes and worked in a reproductive health project in collaboration with Lund University (Sweden).

Currently, he is a PhD student under the EGRET ( European Glaucoma Research Training) program , at the University of Groningen, UMCG. The aim of his project is to determine the heritability of eye diseases and the potential factors (genetic, biomedical, socio-demographic, behavioral, physical, and psychological factors) that contribute to individual differences in glaucoma and other eye disease, in the Lifelines cohort study. In a number of sub-studies, he will investigate the controversial relationship of low blood pressure and heart rate variability as a risk factor for glaucoma.

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