Stefan Coassin

Research interests

  • Genetic regulation of Lipoprotein(a)
    • Investigation of extreme Lipoprotein(a) phenotypes
    • Development of approaches for mutation screening and genotyping in the LPA KIV-2 copy number repeat
    • Mutation screening of the LPA gene locus
    • Identification of regulatory variants in the LPA locus
  • Applications of Nanopore sequencing to study complex genomes, structural variation and complex loci
  • Lipid metabolism and related phenotypes

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MolMed Lab side teaching, Project Studies and Bachelor theses available. Topics may involve analysis of SNP associations, functional characterization of SNPs, genetic technologies (mutation analysis, genotyyping in complex regions, DNA and RNA modifications), Nanopore sequencing and next-generation sequencing. If you are interested feel free to contact me at stefan.coassin@i-med.ac.at.

Teaching

  • Coordinator of the “Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics” module of the master program in Molecular Medicine
  • Bachelor program in Molecular Medicine
    • Lecture “Molecular Methods 2“: Next generation sequencing
  • Master program in Molecular Medicine, Study module “Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics“
    • Lecture “Genetics”
    • Laboratory course “Genetics”
    • Journal Club “Genetics”
    • Seminar “Genetics”
  • Study program Medicine
    • Laboratory course: “Biology”: DNA sequencing, human genetics
    • Laboratory course: “Genotyping and Genetic Epidemiology” (pending)
  • Study program PhD Genetics, Epigenetics and Genomics
    • Lecture “Methods 2”: Third generation sequencing technologies

Projects

FWF P31458: Investigation of the molecular effects of the LPA KIV-2 mutation 4925 G>A. Project page