Many students made their PhD, MD, master or diploma thesis during the last two decades. They have been or are still part of our team and we very much appreciate their contributions.
When considering writing a thesis at our institute, please have a look at the available theses. You can also suggest a topic that fits in our research fields.
The role of PCSK9 in cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases
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.
Kheirkhah A, Lamina C, Rantner B, Kollerits B, Stadler M, Pohlhammer J, Klein-Weigel P, Fraedrich G, Kronenberg F: Elevated levels of serum PCSK9 in male patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: The CAVASIC study.
Atherosclerosis 316:41-47, 2021.
Genetic causes and effects of the Lp(a) concentration
Silvia di Maio
Di Maio S, Lamina C, Coassin S, Forer L, Würzner R, Schönherr S, Kronenberg F: Lipoprotein(a) and SARS-CoV-2 infections: Susceptibility to infections, ischemic heart disease and thromboembolic events.
J. Intern. Med. 291:101-107, 2022.
Di Maio S, Grüneis R, Streiter G, Lamina C, Maglione M, Schoenherr S, Öfner D, Thorand B, Peters A, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Kronenberg F, Coassin S: Investigation of a nonsense mutation located in the complex KIV-2 copy number variation region of apolipoprotein(a) in 10,910 individuals.
Genome Med. 12:74, 2020.
Epidemiological and genetic evidence for an influence of lipoprotein metabolism on infections and inflammation
MD Diploma Thesis
Apolipoprotein A-IV and cancer outcomes in a large cohort of patients with chronic kidney disease
Haplotyping in the LPA KIV-2 copy number variation utilizing unique molecular identifiers and nanopore sequencing
Assessing the Impact of Different Reference Panels on Genotype Imputation and Polygenic Score Calculation