• Population medicine and epidemiology.
  • Updated 28.04.2017 by Administrator UMB

    Population medicine and epidemiology

    PhD students will be involved in: a) Analysis of large, high-quality data sets with conventional statistics and data mining methods to generate hypotheses on risk factors of common diseases; b) Interactions between environmental and lifestyle risk factors in the development of civilization diseases; c) The effect of psychological and social functioning on the course and outcomes of civilization diseases; d) Population studies forming a valid basis for political decision making for social and health policy for prevention strategies; e) Detection of large-scale and rare variants associated with common clinical conditions with the use of genomics in population studies; f) The development of personalized genome-based medicine on the basis of population study analysis; g) Small RNA sequencing use for early disease diagnosis and predicting prognosis on the basis of population based research; h) Epigenetic analysis on the genome scale in the search for potential markers and disease modifiers in the population studies; i) Untargeted metabolomic approach to characterize the metabolic phenotype in common diseases as a basis for intervention; j) Verification of potential civilization disease biomarkers identified during basic research in large population-based study; k) The effect of diet on the microbiome in patients with civilization diseases.