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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

b.z.alizadeh Health and disease of digestive system and inflammation
Ali Abbasi Senior researcher a.abbasi Causal inference and prognostic modeling
Atiqul Islam Post doc a.islam Statistics, analysis of complex data

Name Position/collaboration contact Topic
Shifteh Abedian Research fellow s.abedian

Pharmacogenetic factors in the course of diabetes and inflammatory bowel diseases

Reza Abdollahi PhD fellow m.abdollahi The disease course in autoimmune hepatitis
Marzyeh Amini PhD fellow m.amini 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

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

Neda Khalilian Gastroenterology/Dermatology n.khalilian.ekrami 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

The disease

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

Predictive models in cancer: a meta rado-genomics study

Vera Peters Research fellow v.peters

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

Kim van der Sloot Research fellow k.w.j.van.der.sloot

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

Tesfa Habtewold PhD fellow/Psychiatry t.d.habtewold Latent class analyses to distinguish subgroups in hetero-geneous outcomes and its associated genetic factors
Lyan Rodijk PhD fellow/Liver transplantation l.h.rodijk The traject and outcome of psycho-motor de velopment in bilary artresia
Natalia Tiles-Sar PhD fellow/Psychiatry n.tilles-sar Causes and courses of social recovery in psychosis

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