Institute of Genetic Epidemiology

We aim to identify determinants of health and disease related to genetic variability, environmental components and biochemical parameters and study their physiological or pathophysiological functions.

Our phenotypes of interest are complex in nature because of an interplay of these factors and are related to atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, cancer, infertility, neurodegeneration and associated intermediate phenotypes such as lipoprotein metabolism and inflammation.

Genepi Group

Our Institute serves as a bridge between basic and clinical research. We work with genetic-epidemiological methods with association studies of candidate genes as well as hypothesis-free genome-wide association studies and also clinical-epidemiological methods. For functional studies, we use a variety of cell culture and animal models implementing state-of-the-art methods of protein chemistry and molecular biology. Finally, we develop bioinformatic solutions for problems related to medical genetic research and diagnosis.

Latest News

28 May 2024
Two new publications, two important online tools for genomic research
11 April 2024
On the Trail of the Magic of Mushrooms
2 November 2023
New Professor of Digital and Computational Genomics
1 November 2023
Michigan Imputation Server Workshop at American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Conference
18 October 2023
Azin Kheirkhah receives the 2nd prize of the Helmut-Sinzinger-Preis 20233

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