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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)


Epigenome-wide association study of incident type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of five prospective European cohorts

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

Epigenome-wide association study of serum urate reveals insights into urate co-regulation and the SLC2A9 locus

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

Meta-analyses identify DNA methylation associated with kidney function and damage

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

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

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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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