Research interests

  • Genetic regulation of Lipoprotein(a) and genomics of the apolipoprotein(a) gene (LPA)
    • Investigation of extreme Lipoprotein(a) phenotypes
    • Mutation screening of the LPA gene locus in family and populations with extreme Lp(a) phenotypes
    • Development of approaches for mutation screening and genotyping of variants in the LPA KIV-2 copy number repeat
    • Identification of regulatory variants in the LPA locus
  • Applications of Nanopore sequencing
  • GWAS studies and functional analysis of SNP associations

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  • 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


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