Principal Investigators and Team Members

Deutsches Herzzentrum München (DHM)

Heribert Schunkert, M.D.

Heribert Schunkert, M.D.

Coordinator, PI

Field of experience:
Clinical and experimental genetics

Christian Hengstenberg, M.D.

Christian Hengstenberg, M.D.

Investigator, data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
Clinical genetics

Thorsten Kessler, M.D.

Thorsten Kessler, M.D.

Experimental models

Field of experience:
Transgenics, animal models

Maya Fürstenau-Sharp, Ph.D.

Maya Fürstenau-Sharp, Ph.D.

Cell-based models

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

Baiba Vilne, Ph.D.

Baiba Vilne, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics & statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

Simon von Ameln, Ph.D.

Simon von Ameln, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics & statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

Lingyao Zeng, Ph.D. student

Lingyao Zeng, Ph.D. student

Bioinformatics & statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Bioinformatics

Tan An Dang, Ph.D. student

Tan An Dang, Ph.D. student

Cell-based models

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

Jana Wobst, Ph.D. student

Jana Wobst, Ph.D. student

Genetic analysis

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

University of Leicester (ULEIC)

Nilesh J Samani, M.D.

Nilesh J Samani, M.D.

PI

Field of experience:
Clinical and experimental genetics

Tom Webb, Ph.D.

Tom Webb, Ph.D.

Genome editing

Field of experience:
Genetics/ functional genomics

Emma Stringer, Ph.D.

Emma Stringer, Ph.D.

Experimental models

Field of experience:
Transgenics

Veryan Codd, Ph.D.

Veryan Codd, Ph.D.

Cell-based models

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

David Lodwick, Ph.D.

David Lodwick, Ph.D.

Cell-based models

Field of experience:
Genetics / functional genomics

John Thompson, Ph.D.

John Thompson, Ph.D.

Statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Genetic epidemiology and statistics

Chris Nelson, Ph.D.

Chris Nelson, Ph.D.

Statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Genetic epidemiology and statistics

Nicholas Masca, Ph.D.

Nicholas Masca, Ph.D.

Statistical analysis

Field of experience:
Genetic epidemiology and statistics

Stephen Hamby, Ph.D.

Stephen Hamby, Ph.D.

Bioinformatician

Field of experience:
Bioinformatic

University of Munich (LMU)

Martin Dichgans, M.D.

Martin Dichgans, M.D.

PI; Project coordination, data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
Stroke Genetics, Phenotyping, Biobanking, Data Acquisition and Management

Rainer Malik, Ph.D.

Rainer Malik, Ph.D.

Bioinformatic data analysis, algorithm development

Field of experience:
Biostatistics, Genetic Epidemiology

Mariya Gonik, Ph.D.

Mariya Gonik, Ph.D.

Bioinformatic data analysis, algorithm development

Field of experience:
Biostatistics, Genetic Epidemiology

Matthias Prestel, Ph.D.

Matthias Prestel, Ph.D.

Identification of regulatory elements using proteome-wide analysis of SNPs and functional studies

Field of experience:
Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology (gene regulation), Proteomics

Manuel Lehm, M.D., Ph.D. student

Manuel Lehm, M.D., Ph.D. student

Identification of regulatory elements using proteome-wide analysis of SNPs and functional studies

Field of experience:
Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology (gene regulation), Proteomics

Christof Haffner, Ph.D.

Christof Haffner, Ph.D.

Animal models (HDAC9 mice)

Field of experience:
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry

Sepide Azghandi, Ph.D. student

Sepide Azghandi, Ph.D. student

Animal models (HDAC9 mice)

Field of experience:
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry

Ina Wittko-Schneider

Ina Wittko-Schneider

Project coordination, drug development

Field of experience:
Drug development, Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Oxford (UniOx)

Hugh Watkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Hugh Watkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Invesigator

Field of experience:
Cardiovascular Genetics

Martin Farrall, M.D.

Martin Farrall, M.D.

Study design and analysis

Field of experience:
Genetics/Statistical Genetics

Anuj Goel, Ph.D.

Anuj Goel, Ph.D.

Lead analyst

Field of experience:
Bioinformatics

Shoumo Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D.

Shoumo Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D.

High through-put screening

Field of experience:
Functional Genomics

Keith Channon, M.D., Ph.D.

Keith Channon, M.D., Ph.D.

Murine models

Field of experience:
Functional Genomics

Universität zu Lübeck (UzL)

Jeanette Erdmann, Ph.D.

Jeanette Erdmann, Ph.D.

PI; Project coordination, data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
Human and Molecular Genetics, Cardiovascular Genetics

Ingrid Brænne, Ph.D.

Ingrid Brænne, Ph.D.

Bioinformatic data analysis, algorithm development

Field of experience:
Bioinformatics, NGS dataanalysis

Benedikt Reiz, Ph.D. student

Benedikt Reiz, Ph.D. student

Bioinformatic data analysis, algorithm development

Field of experience:
Bioinformatics, NGS dataanalysis

Christina Willenborg, M.Sc.

Christina Willenborg, M.Sc.

Statistical data analysis, pathway-analysis

Field of experience:
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Statistics

Zouhair Aherrahrou, Ph.D.

Zouhair Aherrahrou, Ph.D.

Animal models

Field of experience:
Mouse Genetics, Cardiovascular Genetics

Maria Segura, Ph.D.

Maria Segura, Ph.D.

Animal models

Field of experience:
Mouse Genetics, Human Genetics

Jennifer Freyer, Ph.D.

Jennifer Freyer, Ph.D.

Animal models

Field of experience:
Mouse Genetics, Immunology

Nadine Clausen, Ph.D.

Nadine Clausen, Ph.D.

Project coordination

Field of experience:
Project management

University Medical Center Utrecht (UTR)

Gerard Pasterkamp, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerard Pasterkamp, M.D., Ph.D.

PI; Data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
Biomarker discovery, Molecular biology, Epidemiology

Paul I.W. de Bakker, Ph.D.

Paul I.W. de Bakker, Ph.D.

PI; Data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
Human genetics, Genetic Epidemiology

Folkert W. Asselbergs, M.D., Ph.D.

Folkert W. Asselbergs, M.D., Ph.D.

Data analysis & interpretation

Field of experience:
CVD genetics, Biobanking, Genetic Epidemiology

BIOCEROS (BIO)

Bram Bout, Ph.D.

Bram Bout, Ph.D.

CEO, PI

Field of experience:
Molecular Biology, Cell- and Process Development

Louis Boon, Ph.D.

Louis Boon, Ph.D.

CSO; General responsibility for scientific activities

Field of experience:
Immunology; Cell Line Development

Marcel de Hartog, Ph.D.

Marcel de Hartog, Ph.D.

Head of Molecular Biology and Cell Line Development

Field of experience:
Molecular Biology; Cell Line Development

Peter Simons, B.Sc.

Peter Simons, B.Sc.

Head of Antibody Generation and Assay development

Field of experience:
Immunology; Assay Development

Linda Cox, B.Sc.

Linda Cox, B.Sc.

Antibody Generation; Assay development

Field of experience:
Antibody Generation; Cell Based Assays

Lucie Kompier, M.Sc.

Lucie Kompier, M.Sc.

Cell Line Development

Field of experience:
Cell Line Development; Quality Control

Sue Man, B.Sc.

Sue Man, B.Sc.

Cell Line Development

Field of experience:
Cell Line Development

European Screening Port GmbH (ESP)

Philip Gribbon, Ph.D.

Philip Gribbon, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Field of experience:
Drug Discovery and Hit Finding /Screening

Sheraz Gul, Ph.D.

Sheraz Gul, Ph.D.

Lead WP5 and support WP6

Field of experience:
Drug Discovery and assay Development

Francoise Halley, M.Sc.

Francoise Halley, M.Sc.

Perform Assay Development WP5 and screening WP6

Field of experience:
High Content screening and assay development

Clinical Gene Network (CGN)

Håkan Eriksson, M.D.

Håkan Eriksson, M.D.

Management, PI

Field of expertise:
Management

Johan Björkegren, M.D., Ph.D.

Johan Björkegren, M.D., Ph.D.

CGN consultant

Field of expertise:
Genomic Medicine

Arno Ruusalepp, M.D., Ph.D.

Arno Ruusalepp, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical sampling, STARNET

Field of expertise:
Bio-banking

Eric E Schadt, Ph.D.

Eric E Schadt, Ph.D.

CGN advisor

Field of expertise:
Multi-scale Biology/Medicine

4SC Discovery GmbH (4SC)

Stefan Strobl, Ph.D.

Stefan Strobl, Ph.D.

WP leader and responsible for overall project management at 4SC

Field of experience:
Pharmacology, drug discovery and development

Olaf Othersen, Ph.D.

Olaf Othersen, Ph.D.

Molecular modelling and in silico screening

Field of experience:
Chem & Bioinformatics

Mirko Zaja, Ph.D.

Mirko Zaja, Ph.D.

Chemical synthesis and optimization of small molecule compounds

Field of experience:
Medicinal Chemistry

Christian Portaluppi

Christian Portaluppi

Chemical synthesis in the lab of M. Zaja

Field of experience:
Experienced Research Associate Chemistry

Svetlana Hamm, Ph.D.

Svetlana Hamm, Ph.D.

Assay set up, validation; pharmacological experiments

Field of experience:
Biological screening and pharmacology

Susanne Michel, Ph.D.

Susanne Michel, Ph.D.

Biological testing in the lab of S. Hamm

Field of experience:
Experienced Senior Research Associate Biology

Sabrina Wittlinger, Ph.D

Sabrina Wittlinger, Ph.D

in vivo PK and non-GLP safety studies in rodents

Field of experience:
Experienced Senior Research Associate Preclinical Development

Genedata AG (GD)

Harri Lempiäinen, Ph.D.

Harri Lempiäinen, Ph.D.

Bioinformatic data analysis

Field of experience:
Molecular Biology, (Epi)- Genomics

Hans Gmünder, Ph.D.

Hans Gmünder, Ph.D.

Bioinformatic data analysis

Field of experience:
Molecular Biology, Integrated “omics” analysis

Arnd Brandenburg, Ph.D., habil.

Arnd Brandenburg, Ph.D., habil.

Data analysis, Algorithm development

Field of experience:
Statistics, Bioinformatics, Physics

Andreas Biegert, Ph.D.

Andreas Biegert, Ph.D.

Algorithm development

Field of experience:
Bioinformatics, Software development

Timo Wittenberger, Ph.D.

Timo Wittenberger, Ph.D.

Data Analysis, Administration

Field of experience:
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics

Horizon Discovery (HD)

Robert Howes, Ph.D.

Robert Howes, Ph.D.

HD PI, Lead for WP3, Genome editing

Field of experience:
Genetics/ functional genomics

Alex Rieck, M.Sc.

Alex Rieck, M.Sc.

Genome editing

Field of experience:
Genetics/ functional genomics

Charlotte Batley, Ph.D.

Charlotte Batley, Ph.D.

Grant co-ordination

Field of experience:
Project management