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Curriculum vitae

08/2010 – 09/2013: PhD. thesis (Dr. rer. nat.), biology, “Experimental neuro-oncogenesis in the rat: Identification of genes mediating tumor resistance in a sex-specific manner”; PD Dr. med. Andrea Kindler-Röhrborn, Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Essen, GER

05/2008 – 03/2009: diploma thesis, biology, “p53 isoforms in renal cell carcinoma”; PD Dr. med. Sebastian Heikaus, Department of Pathology, Heinrich Heine University Hospital, Düsseldorf, GER

10/2003 – 02/2008: Studies in biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, GER

Description of research and teaching

Research interests: Identification of fundamental genetic and molecular biological processes underlying disease, and individual differences in disease risk.

Fields of Science

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


An Animal Model of Cutaneous Cyst Development Enables the Identification of Three Quantitative Trait Loci, Including the Homologue of a Human Locus (TRICY1)

Cosgarea, I., Koelsch, B., Fischer, C., Griewank, K. G., van den Berg, L., Kutritz, A., Schadendorf, D. & Kindler-Röhrborn, A., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 139, 10, p. 2235-2238 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterScientific

Open Access

Contribution of allelic imbalance to colorectal cancer

Palin, K., Pitkänen, E., Turunen, M., Sahu, B., Pihlajamaa, P., Kivioja, T., Kaasinen, E., Välimäki, N., Hänninen, U. A., Cajuso, T., Aavikko, M., Tuupanen, S., Kilpivaara, O., van den Berg, L., Kondelin, J., Tanskanen, T., Katainen, R., Grau, M., Rauanheimo, H., Plaketti, R-M. & 20 others, Taira, A., Sulo, P., Hartonen, T., Dave, K., Schmierer, B., Botla, S., Sokolova, M., Vähärautio, A., Gladysz, K., Ongen, H., Dermitzakis, E., Bramsen, J. B., Orntoft, T. F., Andersen, C. L., Ristimäki, A., Lepistö, A., Renkonen-Sinisalo, L., Mecklin, J-P., Taipale, J. & Aaltonen, L. A., 10 Sep 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 9 p., 3664.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Genome-wide association study and meta-analysis in Northern European populations replicate multiple colorectal cancer risk loci

Tanskanen, T., van den Berg, L., Valimaki, N., Aavikko, M., Ness-Jensen, E., Hveem, K., Wettergren, Y., Lindskog, E. B., Tonisson, N., Metspalu, A., Silander, K., Orlando, G., Law, P. J., Tuupanen, S., Gylfe, A. E., Hanninen, U. A., Cajuso, T., Kondelin, J., Sarin, A-P., Pukkala, E. & 40 others, Jousilahti, P., Salomaa, V., Ripatti, S., Palotie, A., Jarvinen, H., Renkonen-Sinisalo, L., Lepisto, A., Bohm, J., Mecklin, J-P., Al-Tassan, N. A., Palles, C., Martin, L., Barclay, E., Tenesa, A., Farrington, S. M., Timofeeva, M. N., Meyer, B. F., Wakil, S. M., Campbell, H., Smith, C. G., Idziaszczyk, S., Maughan, T. S., Kaplan, R., Kerr, R., Kerr, D., Buchanan, D. D., Win, A. K., Hopper, J., Jenkins, M. A., Newcomb, P. A., Gallinger, S., Conti, D., Schumacher, F. R., Casey, G., Cheadle, J. P., Dunlop, M. G., Tomlinson, I. P., Houlston, R. S., Palin, K. & Aaltonen, L. A., 1 Feb 2018, In : International Journal of Cancer. 142, 3, p. 540-546 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review