Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Christina M. Lill, MD, MSc
Team: Christina M. Lill (group leader); Ingo Zorn (postdoctoral fellow); Moritz Dannehl (student research assistant); Christina Lembeck (MD student); Jessica Schulz (MD student)
The research group “Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology“ focuses on the elucidation and characterization of the genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors determining the onset and the progression of genetically complex diseases and the expression of human quantitative traits. One of the group’s main scientific interests lies in unveiling the etiology of Parkinson’s disease, in particular the role of epigenetic factors and gene-environment interactions in disease pathophysiology. Furthermore, the group is engaged in identifying genetic determinants of aging-related traits by participating in research projects of the Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II).
Projects are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Horizon 2020 Initiative of the European Union, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, the Renate-Maaß Foundation, and intramural grant support.