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Christoph Nowak


Visiting address : Alfred Nobels Allé 23 14152 Huddinge, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), H1, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Alfred Nobels Allé 23 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
Delivery address : 14152 Huddinge, Sweden

About me

PhD (2017): Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University

MD (2013): BM BCh, University of Oxford, UK

BSc-MSc in Psychology (2008): Dipl-Psych, University of Braunschweig, Germany



Research description

We use large longitudinal population cohorts and state-of-the-art biochemical platforms that measure large numbers of proteins (proteomics) or metabolites (metabolomics) in order to discover biomarkers for chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart attack and kidney disease. In combination with genetic data, we apply traditional epidemiologic as well as recently developed methods, including Mendelian randomization analysis and machine learning.

We aim to:

(i) improve our understanding of the (patho)physiologic mechanisms that lead to common cardiometabolic diseases;

(ii) discover new potential treatment targets for prevention and treatment;

(iii) develop better risk prediction models to identify persons most likely to benefit from enhanced screening, targeted prevention and specific treatments;

(iv) characterise different molecular subtypes of common diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, in order to enable tailored person-centered treatment.


key words: molecular epidemiology, proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, complex traits and diseases, Mendelian Randomization, risk prediction, machine learning, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease ...

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