Staff

Source: Jana Nano

Dr. Jana Nano
Postdoc, Medical Epidemiologist, MD, MSc, PhD

Phone: +49 89 3187-4153
E-mail
Building/Room: 56/207

 
Group: Diabetes Epidemiology

 Research Interests:

  • Moving trends of obesity and diabetes epidemiology
  • Novel markers of diabetes
  • (Epi)(genetic) epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, fatty liver and obesity
  • Diabetes complications: chronic kidney disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver, dementia
  • Value based medicine in diabetes: standardization of (patient-reported) outcomes in diabetes management


Academic Education:

  • 2018: PhD in Epidemiology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2015: DSc (Doctor of Science) in Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2014: MSc (Master in Science) in Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • 2012: MD (Medical Doctor) degree (cum laude), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana, Albania
  • 2012: Clinical Rotations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy


Work Experience:

  • 03/2018 – current: Postdoc Scientist, group of "Diabetes Epidemiology", Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • 09/2017 – 02/2018: Leader and Coordinator of the Metabolic Health and Diabetes Group, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 01/2017 – 08/2017: Visiting Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • 11/2014 – 02/2018: PhD scientist in Cardiovascular Group, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 02/2013 – 07/2013: Epidemiological Consulting Internship, World Health Organization (WHO) Supranational Laboratory for Tuberculosis, Munich, Germany
  • 05/2013 – 05/2015: Co-chief of Organizing Committee, International Congress of Biomedical Sciences, Tirana, Albania
  • 01/2009 – 01/2014: Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Almedicus Organisation; Editor-in-chief of Almedicus publishing series including the Almedicus Newletter, a weekly health newsletter distributed with one of the most well-known dailies in Albania (Shqiptarja.com) and the Almedicus magazine, dedicated to health education distributed to patients of the University Hospital "Mother Tereza" in Tirana, Albania


Teaching activities:

  • Lecturer in the course “Clinical Translation of Epidemiological Research” at Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (October 2017)
  • Assistant of Prof. Albert Hofman, in the course “Introduction to Epidemiology” for the master students at Harvard School of Public Health – Boston, USA (July 2017)
  • Assistant of Dr. Jordana Bell, senior lecturer at King’s College London, in the course“Epigenetics” during the Summer Program of NIHES courses (August 2017 and 2016)
  • Assistant of Dr. Taulant Muka, in the course “Study Design” for the master students at Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (September 2016)
  • Lecturer at the International Congress of Biomedical Sciences, Tirana, Albania, May 2014, for the course title "Understanding Medical Research for Health Professionals"
  • Assistant of Prof. Albert Hofman in the course "An introduction to Epidemiology" in the master course of Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, in Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (November 2013)

Grants, Awards and Honors:

  • DZD NEXT Grant (German Center for Diabetes Research), 2018 ~ 140K
  • Albert Renold Fellowships, European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, 2016
  • Netherland’s Alzheimer Foundation, 2016
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam Trust Funds, 2016
  • JoinEU-SEE and ERAWEB, European Commission scholarship scheme
  • 3rd German Diabetes Center Research School, 2015


Selected Publications:

(* = These authors contributed equally)

  • Anubha Mahajan, Daniel Taliun, Matthias Thurner, Neil R Robertson, Jason M Torres, N William Rayner, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir, Robert A Scott, Niels Grarup, James P Cook, Ellen M Schmidt, Matthias Wuttke, Chloé Sarnowski, Reedik Mägi, Jana Nano, Christian Gieger, Stella Trompet, Cécile Lecoeur, Michael Preuss, Bram Peter Prins, Xiuqing Guo, Lawrence F Bielak, Amanda J Bennett, Jette Bork-Jensen, Chad M Brummett, Mickaël Canouil, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Krista Fischer, Sharon LR Kardia, Florian Kronenberg, Kristi Läll, Ching-Ti Liu, Adam E Locke, Jian'an Luan, Ioanna Ntalla, Vibe Nylander, Sebastian Schönherr, Claudia Schurmann, Loïc Yengo, Erwin P Bottinger, Ivan Brandslund, Cramer Christensen, George Dedoussis, Jose C Florez, Ian Ford, Oscar H Franco, Timothy M Frayling, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Sophie Hackinger, Andrew T Hattersley, Christian Herder, M Arfan Ikram, Martin Ingelsson, Marit E Jørgensen, Torben Jørgensen, Jennifer Kriebel, Johanna Kuusisto, Symen Ligthart, Cecilia M Lindgren, Allan Linneberg, Valeriya Lyssenko, Vasiliki Mamakou, Thomas Meitinger, Karen L Mohlke, Andrew D Morris, Girish Nadkarni, James S Pankow, Annette Peters, Naveed Sattar, Alena Stančáková, Konstantin Strauch, Kent D Taylor, Barbara Thorand, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Daniel R Witte, Josée Dupuis, Patricia A Peyser, Eleftheria Zeggini, Ruth JF Loos, Philippe Froguel, Erik Ingelsson, Lars Lind, Leif Groop, Markku Laakso, Francis S Collins, J Wouter Jukema, Colin NA Palmer, Harald Grallert, Andres Metspalu, Abbas Dehghan, Anna Köttgen, Goncalo Abecasis, James B Meigs, Jerome I Rotter, Jonathan Marchini, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Claudia Langenberg, Nicholas J Wareham, Kari Stefansson, Anna L Gloyn, Andrew P Morris, Michael Boehnke, Mark I McCarthy, DIAMANTE Consortium. Fine-mapping of an expanded set of type 2 diabetes loci to single-variant resolution using high-density imputation and islet-specific epigenome maps. Nature Genetics 2018

  • Dhana K*, Braun K*, Nano J, Uitterlinden A.G, Meurs JBJ, Hofman A, BIOS consortium, Franco O.H, Dehghan A. An epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) of obesity-related traits; the Rotterdam Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2018

  • Dhana K*, Nano J*, Ligthart S, Peeters A, Hofman A, Nusselder W, Dehghan A, Franco OH. Obesity and Life Expectancy with and without Diabetes in Adults Aged 55 Years and Older in the Netherlands: A Prospective Cohort Study. PLoSMed 2016

  • Nano J, Ghanbari M, Wang W, de Vries PS, Dhana K, Muka T, Uitterlinden AG, van Meurs JBJ, Hofman A; BIOS consortium, Franco OH, Pan Q, Murad SD, Dehghan A. Epigenome-wide association studies of liver enzymes in the Rotterdam Study. Gastroenterology 2017

  • Nano J, Muka T, Ligthart S, Hofman A, Murad S.D, Janssen H.L.A, Franco O.H, Dehghan A. Gamma-glutamyltransferase levels, Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Risk: A Mendelian Randomization Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, January 2017

  • Muka T*, Nano J*, Jaspers L, Meun C, Bramer W, Hofman A, Dehghan A, Kavousi M*, Laven J*, O H. Franco. Associations of Steroid Sex Hormones and Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin with the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women: a Population-Based Cohort Study and Meta-Analysis. Diabetes 2016

  • Nano J, Muka T, Cepeda M, Voortman T, Dhana K, Brahimaj A, Dehghan A, Franco OH. Association of Circulating Total Bilirubin with Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes risk: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Diabetes and Metabolism 2016

  • Muka T*, Nano J*, Voortman T, Braun KV, Ligthart S, Stranges S, Bramer WM, Troup J, Chowdhury R, Dehghan A, Franco OH. The role of Global and Regional DNA Methylation and Histone Modifications in glycemic traits and Type 2 Diabetes: a Systematic Review. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, 2016


Book Chapters:

  • Book title: Epigenetics in Human Disease (Second Edition), 457-488, Elsevier Publishing Group
    Chapter 16: Epigenetics of Diabetes in Human
    J Nano, EP Fernandez, J Troup, M Ghanbari, OH Franco, T Muka


  • Book title: Epigenetics of Aging and Longevity, 2018, Elsevier Publishing Group
    Chapter 17: The role of epigenetic modifications in cardiometabolic disease
    K Braun, E Portilla, R Chowdhury, J Nano, J Troup, T Voortman, O Franco, T Muka