Research Group "Diabetes Epidemiology"

Ongoing projects:


1. Novel risk markers for type 2 diabetes and related traits

  • Novel risk markers for type 2 diabetes – evidence from the MONICA/KORA studies.
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  • The KORA S4/F4/FF4 longitudinal study on (Pre)diabetes.
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  • Importance of novel biomarkers in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease and improvement of risk prediction models.
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  • Improvement of T2D and prediabetes risk prediction as well as prediabetes diagnosis using mass spectrometry.
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  • DIRECT – DIabetes REsearCh on patient sTratification.
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2. Novel risk markers for complications of type 2 diabetes

  • BiomarCaRE – Biomarker for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe.
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  • Identification of novel inflammation-related biomarkers for polyneuropathy and chronic kidney disease through a multimarker approach.
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  • Sex hormone-binding globulin and testosterone as risk factors for incident cardiovascular diseases.
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3.   Health in old age

  • Health in Old Age: Prevalence and Determinants of Multimorbidity, Frailty, Disability and Mortality in Aged Persons Participating in the Population-based KORA-Age Cohort Study.
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Completed projects:


1.  Novel risk markers for type 2 diabetes and related traits

  • Replication of results from 500K GWA studies of inflammatory markers and evaluation of a 50K vascular disease SNP array in the large MONICA/KORA case-cohort study.
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  • Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction as determinants of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus and myocardial infarction.
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  • Life course approach to obesity research: from epidemiology to future strategies of prevention – EPI Germany - Subproject 2 Consortium within the Competence Network Obesity.
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2.  Novel risk markers for complications of type 2 diabetes

  • SUMMIT -SUrrogate markers for Micro- and Macro-vascular hard endpoints for Innovative diabetes Tools.
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