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Research Unit Molecular Epidemiology

The Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology (AME) analyses population-based cohorts and case studies for specific diseases, using genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and functional analyses. The aim of this research unit is to decipher the molecular mechanisms of complex diseases like type 2 diabetes or obesity. The unit administers the biological specimen repository of the Department of Epidemiology and stores the samples for national and international projects.

The Research Unit of Molecular Epidemiology (AME) analyses population-based cohorts and case studies for specific diseases, using genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and functional analyses. The aim of this research unit is to decipher the molecular mechanisms of complex diseases like type 2 diabetes or obesity. The unit administers the biological specimen repository of the Department of Epidemiology and stores the samples for national and international projects.

Research Groups

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Dr. Gabriele Anton

Biobanking, Data and ELSI

The working group deals with topics regarding biobanking, ELSI questions and biodata management as basis for molecular epidemiology.

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Dr. Melanie Waldenberger

Complex Diseases

The working group aims to decipher the molecular underpinnings of complex traits and the effect of environment and lifestyle on (epi-)genomic regulation.

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Dr. Harald Grallert

Diabetes and Related Traits

The working group aims to elucidate molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases, using this information to refine subtype definitions for precision medicine.

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People at Molecular Epidemiology

Dr. Christian Gieger

Head of Research Unit 'Molecular Epidemiology', Scientist

Dr. Melanie Waldenberger

Senior Scientist, Head of Research Group 'Complex Diseases' View profile

Dr. Harald Grallert

Scientist, Head of Research Group 'Diabetes and Related Traits'

Dr. Gabriele Anton

Scientist, Head of Research Group 'Biobanking, Data and ELSI' View profile

Monica del Carmen Gomez Alonso

PhD Student

Natascha Strauss

Secretary

Stephanie Mach-Kolb

Science Manager

Hans Demski

IT-Manager

Qiuling Dong

PhD Student

Jifei Niu

PhD Student

Dr. Stefan Brandmaier

Scientist

Dr. Sapna Sharma

Guest Scientist

Pamela Matias Garcia

Postdoc

Nadine Lindemann

Technician

Ritika Sharma

PhD Student (visiting)

Dr. Julia Groth

Project Manager Biobanking

Dr. Andrea Kühn-Steven

Scientist, Deputy Head „BDE“ / QM-B

Dr. Bettina Lorenz-Depiereux

Senior Scientist

Dr. Monika Kraus

Scientist

Liye Lai

PhD Student

Markéta Rynesova

Data Scientist

Dr. Thomas Delerue

Postdoc

Dr. Marchela Pandelova

Senior Scientist

Claudia Corsten

TA

Andreas Schmidt

Guest Scientist

Jiaqi Zheng

PhD Student

Dr. Bärbel Fösel

Senior Scientist

Manuela Scheuner

Scientist / Deputy QM-B

Kathrin Hill

Technician

Aloysious Alonso Lubega

IT and Data Manager

Dr. Sonja Kunze

Senior Scientist

Lilia Lang

Med. Documentarist

Marc Müller

Science Manager

Dr. Aayah Nounu

Postdoc

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Contact Director

Dr. Christian Gieger

Head of Research Unit 'Molecular Epidemiology', Scientist

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