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Research interests

My research has been focused on investigation of the aetiology of complex diseases, with a particular interest in molecular determinants and epidemiology of metabolic health and disorders. Currently special emphasis in my work is placed on the elucidation of the mechanism(s) responsible for the hazard effects of environmental pollutants on human health and its association with the risk of developing metabolic diseases

Research expertise and skills

  • Metabolic diseases, endocrinology
  • Genetic and epigenetic epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Setting-up and realizing the collaborative multidisciplinary projects (national and international)


Endocrine disrupting chemicals during diet-induced weight loss - A post-hoc analysis of the LOWER study

Temporal exposure and consistency of endocrine disrupting chemicals in a longitudinal study of individuals with impaired fasting glucose

The trans-ancestral genomic architecture of glycemic traits

An epigenome-wide association study identifies multiple DNA methylation markers of exposure to endocrine disruptors

Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Dutch general population is associated with adiposity-related traits

Genomic analysis of diet composition finds novel loci and associations with health and lifestyle

Identification, Heritability, and Relation With Gene Expression of Novel DNA Methylation Loci for Blood Pressure

The effects of bariatric surgery on clinical profile, DNA methylation, and ageing in severely obese patients

Development and Interlaboratory Validation of Two Fast UPLC-MS-MS Methods Determining Urinary Bisphenols, Parabens and Phthalates

Exposure to disinfection byproducts and risk of type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study in the HUNT and Lifelines cohorts

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Hormoon­verstoor­ders in hersenen van mensen

EDCs detected in specific parts of the brain

Exposure to BPA derivatives: newer analogues may also have endocrine-disrupting effects

Onderzoekers UMCG krijgen subsidie Diabetesfonds voor ontrafelen mechanismen diabetes

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