Publications


Increased Tryptophan Metabolism Is Associated With Activity of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Gastroenterology 2017 Dec 19;153(6):1504-1516.e2. Epub 2017 Aug 19.
Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Kiel, Germany. Electronic address:


Genetic Factors Interact With Tobacco Smoke to Modify Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Humans and Mice.
Gastroenterology 2017 Aug 12;153(2):550-565. Epub 2017 May 12.
Molecular Diagnostic and Clinical Research Unit, Institut for Regional Sundhedsforskning, Center Sønderjylland, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Laboratory Center, Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aabenraa, Denmark. Electronic address:

Genome-wide association and targeted analysis of copy number variants with psoriatic arthritis in German patients.
BMC Med Genet 2017 Aug 23;18(1):92. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
Institute of Human Genetics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Schwabachanlage 10, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.



A global analysis of Y-chromosomal haplotype diversity for 23 STR loci.
Forensic Sci Int Genet 2014 Sep 28;12:12-23. Epub 2014 Apr 28.
Department of Forensic Genetics, Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:









Recurrence of gallstones after cholecystectomy is associated with ABCG5/8 genotype.
J Gastroenterol 2013 Mar 7;48(3):391-6. Epub 2012 Aug 7.
Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Christian-Albrechts-University, Arnold-Heller-Str. 6, 24105, Kiel, Germany.

Genome-wide investigation of gene-environment interactions in colorectal cancer.
Hum Genet 2013 Feb 2;132(2):219-31. Epub 2012 Nov 2.
Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Kiel, Germany.




The changing landscape of genetic testing and its impact on clinical and laboratory services and research in Europe.
Eur J Hum Genet 2012 Sep 28;20(9):911-6. Epub 2012 Mar 28.
CEQA and UK NEQAS for Clinical Cytogenetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK.


Common variants at ABCA7, MS4A6A/MS4A4E, EPHA1, CD33 and CD2AP are associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Nat Genet 2011 May 3;43(5):429-35. Epub 2011 Apr 3.
Medical Research Council Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Institute, Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.





















Diagnosing fatty liver disease: a comparative evaluation of metabolic markers, phenotypes, genotypes and established biomarkers.
PLoS One 2013 9;8(10):e76813. Epub 2013 Oct 9.
Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany ; Institute of Experimental Medicine, Section of Epidemiology, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Kiel, Germany ; Institute of Epidemiology, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Kiel, Germany.


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