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Dr Florian Kronenberg MD

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Director of the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology, Medical University of Innsbruck

Schöpfstr. 41, 6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Florian Kronenberg received his MD from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After his training in Medical Genetics in Gerd Utermann's laboratory he worked with Roger R. Williams and Steve Hunt at the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics at the University of Utah, USA. Later, he was the head of the Research Unit "Genetic Epidemiology" at the Institute of Epidemiology, at the Helmholtz Center Munich. In 2004, he became full professor and head of the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck.

His main research interests are genetic and clinical epidemiological studies on lipoprotein(a) as one of the most important genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. His team has probably the largest collection of samples with more than 30.000 individuals with in depth characterization of the LPA gene including data from Western blot analyses. Other interests are related to apolipoprotein A-IV, afamin as well as the genetics of complex diseases such as atherosclerosis, lipid disorders, kidney diseases, diabetes mellitus and related intermediate phenotypes. He served as workgroup member on several guideline and consensus initiatives in the field of kidney disease as well as lipid metabolism (K/DOQI, KDIGO and EAS).

Florian Kronenberg has published more than 450 papers including 360 original papers and more than 80 review articles, editorials and book chapters. He has an H-index of 81 (Publons) and 95 (Google Scholars) with roughly 35,000 citations.


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