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University Medical Center Groningen

Digestive system diseases

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

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.

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.

Department of Epidemiology , UMCG , Groningen, The Netherlands.

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

Name Function/collaboration contact Topic
Behrooz Z. Alizadeh

Assistant professor, unit chair Health and disease of digestive system and inflammation
Bram Prins Visiting postdoc

Human Genetics & Bio-informatics,

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

Name Position/collaboration contact Topic
Shifteh Abedian Research fellow

Pharmacogenetic factors in the course of diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases

Reza Abdollahi PhD fellow The disease course in autoimmune hepatitis
Marzyeh Amini PhD fellow 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

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

Neda Khalilian Gastroenterology/Dermatology 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

The disease

Sara Moazzen Research fellow Diet in gastro-intestinal cancer
Elnaz Naderi MSc/Radiotherapy

Predictive models in cancer: a meta rado-genomics study

Vera Peters Research fellow

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

Kim van der Sloot Research fellow

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

Tesfa Habtewold PhD fellow/Psychiatry Latent class analyses to distinguish subgroups in hetero-geneous outcomes and its associated genetic factors

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