Johanna Schachtl-Rieß


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About me

I studied Molecular Medicine and I combine wet lab and data science to understand the genetics and biological mechanisms of lipid-related phenotypes. My current research focuses on lipoprotein(a) concentrations and HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity.

Specifically, I am involved in the following research topics and projects at the institute:


WS 2022/2023


2024 (1)

  1. Schönherr S*, Schachtl-Riess JF, Di Maio S*, Filosi M, Mark M, Lamina C, Fuchsberger C, Kronenberg F, Forer L: Performing highly parallelized and reproducible GWAS analysis on biobank-scale data. NAR Genom Bioinform 6:lqae015, 2024. PMID: 38327871   Journal Article

2023 (2)

  1. Schachtl-Riess JF, Schönherr S, Lamina C, Forer L, Coassin S, Streiter G, Kheirkhah A, Li Y, Meiselbach H, Di Maio S, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Kronenberg F, GCKD investigators: KLKB1 and CLSTN2 are associated with HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity in a genome-wide association study. Atherosclerosis 368:1-11, 2023. PMID: 36812656   Journal Article
  2. Kheirkhah A, Schachtl-Riess JF, Lamina C, Di Maio S, Koller A, Schönherr S, Coassin S, Forer L, Sekula P, Gieger C, Peters A, Köttgen A, Eckardt KU, Kronenberg F: Meta-GWAS on PCSK9 concentrations reveals associations of novel loci outside the PCSK9 locus in White populations. Atherosclerosis 386:117384, 2023. PMID: 37989062   Journal Article

2022 (1)

  1. Kheirkhah A, Lamina C, Kollerits B, Schachtl-Riess JF, Schultheiss UT, Forer L, Sekula P, Kotsis F, Eckardt KU, Kronenberg F, GCKD Investigators: PCSK9 and cardiovascular disease in individuals with moderately decreased kidney function. Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 17:809-818, 2022. PMID: 35387881   Journal Article

2021 (2)

  1. Schachtl-Riess JF, Kheirkhah A, Grüneis R, Di Maio S, Schoenherr S, Streiter G, Losso JL, Paulweber B, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Lamina C, Kronenberg F, Coassin S, GCKD Investigators: Frequent LPA KIV-2 variants lower lipoprotein(a) concentrations and protect against coronary artery disease. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 78:437-449, 2021. PMID: 34325833   Journal Article
  2. Schachtl-Riess JF, Coassin S, Lamina C, Demetz E, Streiter G, Hilbe R, Kronenberg F: Lysis reagents, cell numbers, and calculation method influence high-throughput measurement of HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity. J. Lipid Res. 62:100125, 2021. PMID: 34571016   Journal Article