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University Medical Center Groningen

Digestive system diseases

Mission:
To conduct methodologically oriented multidisciplinary collaborative research into the occurrence and universal determinants ( causal , predictive and prognostic ) of Digestive System health and diseases .

Methods:
We undertake epidemiological such as observational ( cross sectional , longitudinal , consortium ), or experimental ( clinical RCTs ) and basic studies by implementing epidemiological , genetic epidemiological , and functional methods.

Teaching:
We contribute to integrative master and PhD training programs, including Bachelor, Master, PhD and Post-Doc, and MD-PhD trajectories which consisting of (i) Research, (ii) Objective learning, and (iii) Skills development.

Setting:
Department of Epidemiology , UMCG , Groningen, The Netherlands.

Assets:
The LifeLines Cohort Study and Bio-bank ; IBD Cohorts; NAFLD/NASH Cohorts, Achalasia Cohort; AIH Cohorts; Partner to several International Consortia,

STAFF
Name Function/collaboration contact Topic
Behrooz Z. Alizadeh

Assistant professor, unit chair

b.z.alizadeh@umcg.nl Health and disease of digestive system and inflammation
Bram Prins Visiting postdoc b.p.prins@gmail.com

Human Genetics & Bio-informatics,
Inflammation

Ali Abbasi Senior researcher a.abbasi@umcg.nl Causal inference and prognostic modeling
Atiqul Islam Post doc a.islam@umcg.nl Statistics, analysis of complex data
M. Rahimi Postdoc Biotechnology

FELLOWS
Name Position/collaboration contact Topic
Shifteh Abedian Research fellow s.abedian@umcg.nl

Pharmacogenetic factors in the course of diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases

Reza Abdollahi PhD fellow m.abdollahi@umcg.nl The disease course in autoimmune hepatitis
Marzyeh Amini PhD fellow m.amini@umcg.nl To dissect endo phenotype efect in association of genetype to phenotype in complex diseases
S. Farhang PhD fellow Predictors of the outcome of first episode psychosis in the Iranian ARAS-cohort
Mahmudul Huq PhD fellow mahhuq@gmail.com

Neural network analysis to dissect underlying genetic link between IBD and schizophrenia

Neda Khalilian Gastroenterology/Dermatology n.khalilian.ekrami@umcg.nl Comorbidity of skin diseases in IBD

Fareeba Sheedfar

Post doctoral fellow

Diet and nutrition in health and diseases of the liver

Mohammad Abdollahi Research fellow m.abdollahi@umcg.nl

The disease

Sara Moazzen Research fellow s.moazzen@umcg.nl Diet in gastro-intestinal cancer
Elnaz Naderi MSc/Radiotherapy e.naderi@umcg.nl

Predictive models in cancer: a meta rado-genomics study

Vera Peters Research fellow v.peters@umcg.nl

The (non)sense of dietary measures for a healthy and diseased gut

Kim van der Sloot Research fellow k.w.j.van.der.sloot@umcg.nl

Exposome-genome interaction in the development and course of inflammatory bowel disease

Tesfa Habtewold PhD fellow/Psychiatry t.d.habtewold@umcg.nl Latent class analyses to distinguish subgroups in hetero-geneous outcomes and its associated genetic factors

Last modified:18 February 2019 3.17 p.m.