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University Medical Center Groningen

Genetic epidemiology

Mission

To develop a high quality research program investigating genetic and environmental influences on the etiology, prognosis and treatment of common chronic complex diseases.

Assets

  • CVD, T2D, obesity, psychosocial determinants
  • Candidate gene & genomewide association studies
  • Cohorts: Prevend, LifeLines, Trails, Nesda, Twins UK, Georgia CV Twin study

Senior staff
Name Function/collaboration e-mail address Topic
Harold Snieder

Full professor, head unit

h.snieder umcg.nl Genetic Epidemiology of cardiometabolic disease
Ilja Nolte Senior researcher i.m.nolte umcg.nl Statistical Genetics
Jana van Vliet-Ostaptchouk Post-doc/Endocrinology j.v.van.vliet umcg.nl Genetic epidemiology of obesity & type 2 diabetes
Peter v.d. Most Post-doc p.j.van.der.most umcg.nl Psychiatry, Nephrology
Ahmad Vaez Post-doc a.vaez umcg.nl Bioinformatics and Post-GWAS analyses
Jelle Vehof Research fellow/Ophthalmology j.vehof umcg.nl Ophthalmology
PhD fellows
Shifteh Abedian Digestive disease s.abedian umcg.nl Methods in Pharmacogenetics
Azmeraw Amare Psychiatry a.t.amare umcg.nl From genome-wide pleiotropy to prediction modeling of depression
Marzyeh Amini Digestive disease m.amini umcg.nl Mendelian Randomization and inflammation
Nigus Asefa Ophtalmology n.g.asefa umcg.nl Heritability of eye diseases
Yldau van der Ende Cardiology m.y.van.der.ende umcg.nl New insights in (unrecognized) myocardial infarction
Chris Thio Nephrology, Health sciences c.h.l.thio umcg.nl Socio-Economic Status, Genetic predisposition and the risk of chronic kidney diseases
Parinaz Poursafa University of Isfahan, Iran p.poursafa umcg.nl Metabolic syndrome: the neglected role of airpollution
Arthur Sas MD-PhD student a.sas umcg.nl The epidemiology of ageing and age-related pathology; biology and genetics unraveled
Balewgizie Tegegne Psychiatry, Vascular Medicine b.s.tegegne umcg.nl Genetic and environmental influences on heart rate variability and its association with hypertension
Tengfei Man Merck, Beijing, China t.man umcg.nl Heart rate variability and blood pressure regulation
Anna Neustaeter Ophthalmology a.neustaeter umcg.nl Glaucoma screening driven by genetic and other risk factors
Renske Verweij Sociology r.verweij rug.nl Understanding childlessnes
Rujia Wang Psychiatry r.wang umcg.nl Shared genetic and environmental influences on major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, obesity and substance use disorder.
Eliza Walaszczyk RIVM, Endocrinology e.walaszczyk umcg.nl Epigenetics and the development of type 2 diabetes
Bin Wang Beijing University, China b.wang umcg.nl Genetic and environmental influences on cardoimetabolic risk
Tian Xie t.xie umcg.nl Early (epi)genetic and environmental origins of obesity and hypertension
Xueling Lu Endocrinology x.lu umcg.nl Association etween (epi)genetic determinants of type 2 diabetes and body burden of endocrine disruption chemicals.
Katri Pärna University of Tartu, Estonia k.parna umcg.nl Prediction models for type 2 diabetes
Last modified:20 September 2019 11.46 a.m.