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Dr. Marie Standl

Head of Research Group 'Allergic Disease Epidemiology' and Head (ad interim) of Research Group 'Lung Epidemiology'
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“We investigate the role of environmental and life-style factors, genetic markers and metabolic processes in the onset and progression of allergic diseases using epidemiological cohort studies.”

“We investigate the role of environmental and life-style factors, genetic markers and metabolic processes in the onset and progression of allergic diseases using epidemiological cohort studies.”

Academic Career and Research Areas

Marie is an expert in epidemiology and PI of the birth cohorts GINIplus and LISA for the Munich study center, which are followed-up to the age of 25 years and contribute to several consortia. As a statistician by training, she is experienced in the analysis of longitudinal epidemiological studies investigating health data. 

During her PhD, Marie identified novel genetic risk variants for atopic eczema and analysed the role of fatty acids as well as gene-nutrient interactions in allergic diseases. As a postdoc, Marie expanded on this research within the Helmholtz Munich Postdoctoral fellowship program. Within her working group, which was funded in 2018 and is supported by an ERC starting grant, Marie aims to identify relevant sub-groups at risk for development of allergic disease or progression to severe disease, better understand environmental risk and protective factors and underlying mechanisms for the development of targeted prevention strategies. 

Fields of Work and Expertise

EpidemiologyStatisticsBirth CohortsAllergyLung HealthEnvironmentLife-styleGene-Environment InteractionGenome-wide association studies

Professional Background

Since 2019

Ad interim Head of Research Group “Lung Epidemiology” at the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Munich

Since 2018

Head of Research Group “Allergic Disease Epidemiology” at the Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Munich

2013

PhD in Human Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and at Helmholtz Munich

Honors and Awards

  • ERC starting grant ALLERGENE
    2020

  • Postdoctoral fellowship program of Helmholtz Zentrum München
    2016-2018

  • Graduate Students’ Award of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) and the Association of Friends and Supporters of Helmholtz Zentrum München (VdFF)
    2014

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