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Since the early days of my medical training I have an interest and pursue computational methods in genetic research. The rare combination of strong computational and statistical background with medical / clinical training allows me to execute all necessary steps from receiving raw genotypic data, via all necessary computational steps (QC, imputation, meta-analysis, PCA, etc) up to drawing medical/clinical conclusions from the results. Moreover during the recent years, leading most statistical analyses of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium – the biggest collaborative experiment in psychiatric genetics - I developed a strong sense for the requirements of the near future to continue our overwhelming success. It is my conviction that collecting new psychiatric individuals and healthy, matched controls with the possibility to recontact is one of the most valuable contributions to further progress in psychiatric research.
While keeping my central position at the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium I joined Charite, the teaching hospital in Berlin, Germany. Here I started in 2015 to build my own BBRF funded cohort, the BePS cohort.
- Heisenberg Professorship for Transdiagnostic Genomics for Personalised Medicine in Psychiatry, Berlin, Germany 2018
- Paper of the Year, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. WCPG, Toronto 2015
- The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2014
- Ph. D., Cum Laude, Utrecht University, Netherlands 2014
- Theodor Reich Young Invistigator Award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. 2013 (page 15)
- Dr. med./M.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Hamburg, Germany 2001
- Publications: 173 (17 as first/last author)
- Impact Factor: 2564 (364 as first/last author)
- Citations (Google Scholar): >51,300
- H-Index (Google Scholar): 89
- Laboratory for Statistical Genetics
- Division of Experimental Psychiatry and (Epi)Genomics
- BBRF Award Video