Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987
    Baccalaureate, College Du Sud, Bulle, Switzerland

  • 1994
    Dipl Medicine and Certificate in Tropical Medicine

  • 1994
    Humanitarian missions with ?Médecins sans Frontière?, Burundi and Tanzania

  • 1995 – 1997
    Resident, Internal Medicine Department, Regional Hospital of Grenchen, Solothurn, Switzerland

  • 1997 – 1998
    Resident, Public Health Training, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1998 – 1999
    External resident, Infectious Disease Department, Direction of Public Health, Montreal, Canada

  • 1999 – 2002
    Local co-ordinator Seychelles Hypertension Study, Seychelles

  • 2002
    MD in Medicine, University of Lausanne

  • 2002 – 2007
    PhD in Genetic Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. Director: Prof Robert C. Elston. PhD thesis: ?Family-based association studies on the genetic determinants of renal sodium handling?

  • 2003
    Teaching assistant, Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. CWRU, Cleveland, OH, USA. Instructor: Dr. S. Iyengar

  • 2006 – 2009
    Cheffe de clinique adjointe, PROSPER-grant recipient. University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2007
    PhD in Genetic Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

  • 2007
    Privat Docent (lecturer), Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2008
    SSPH+ Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2009
    Principal investigator of a SPUM grant (Swiss Science Foundation) on ?Blood pressure and renal function genetics?

  • since 2009
    Cheffe de Clinique, University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2010
    Board certification (Federatio Medicorum Helveticorum) in Prevention and Public Health

Selected publications

  • Tsai DH, Riediker M, Wuerzner G, Maillard M, Marques-Vidal PM, Paccaud F, Vollenweider P, Burnier M, Bochud M.: Short-term increase in particulate matter blunts nocturnal blood pressure dipping and daytime urinary sodium excretion. In: Hypertension 2012 (in press)

  • Tsai DH, Amyai N, Marques-Vidal PM, Wang JL, Riediker M, Mooser V, Paccaud F, Waeber G, Vollenweider P, Bochud M.: Effects of particulate matter on inflammatory markers in the general adult population. In: Part Fibre Toxicol 2012, 9:24

  • Guessous I, Bochud M, Theler JM, Gaspoz JM, Pechère-Bertschi A.: 1999-2009 trends in prevalence, unawareness, treatment and control of hypertension in geneva, Switzerland. In: PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39877.

  • Ellis JW, Chen MH, Foster MC, Liu CT, Larson MG, de Boer I, Köttgen A, Parsa A, Bochud M, Böger CA, Kao L, Fox CS, O'Seaghdha CM; on behalf of the CKDGen Consortium; the CARe Renal Consortium. Validated SNPs for eGFR and their associations with albuminuria. In: Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Apr 18

  • Lyngdoh T, Vuistiner P, Marques-Vidal P, Rousson V, Waeber G, Vollenweider P, Bochud M.: Serum uric acid and adiposity: deciphering causality using a bidirectional Mendelian randomization approach. In: PLoS One 2012 (in press)

  • Guessous I, Dobrinas M, Kutalik Z, Pruijm M, Ehret GB, Maillard M, Bergmann S, Beckmann J, Cusi D, Rizzi F, Cappuccio F, Cornuz J, Paccaud F, Mooser V, Gaspoz JM, Waeber G, Burnier M, Vollenweider P, Eat CB, Bochud M.: Caffeine intake, and CYP1A2 variants associated with high caffeine intake, protect non-smokers from hypertension. In: Hum Mol Genet 2012 Apr 16.

  • Pruijm M, Ponte B, Vollenweider P, Mooser V, Paccaud F, Waeber G, Marques-Vidal P, Burnier M, Bochud M.: Not all inflammatory markers are linked to kidney function--results from a population-based study. In: Am J Nephrol 2012;35(3):288-294

  • Marti F, Vollenweider P, Marques-Vidal PM, Mooser V, Waeber G, Paccaud F, Bochud M.: Hyperhomocysteinemia is independently associated with albuminuria in the population-based CoLaus study. In: BMC Public Health 2011, 11:733

  • Ehret G*, Munroe PB*, Rice KM*, Bochud M*, Johnson AD*, Chasman DJ*, Smith AV*, et al. (351 co-authors in total, * joint first authorship): Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. In: Nature 2011; 478(7367):103-9

  • Guessous I, Bonny O, Paccaud F, Mooser V, Waeber G, Vollenweider P, Bochud M.: Serum Calcium Levels Are Associated with Novel Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the Population-Based CoLaus Study. In: PLOS One 2011;6(4):e18865


Selected projects

  • PI SPUM grant (33CM30-124087/1) from the from the Swiss National Foundation for Science. Principal investigator of the project on the genetics of blood pressure and renal function. Co-investigators: Prof Fred Paccaud, Prof Michel Burnier, Dr Markus Mohaupt, Prof Pierre-Yves Martin, Dr Antoinette Péchère-Bertschi, Prof Olivier Devuyst, 2012 – 2014

  • Co-PI. Vitamin D in the CoLaus study. grant by the Federal Office of Public Health, 2010

  • Co-PI. Swiss survey of dietary salt intake. PI: Prof Michel Burnier, 2009 – 2010

  • PI FNRS ProDoc grant PDFMP3-127393/1. Revisiting the role of uric acid on cardiovascular risk using genetics and classical epidemiological approaches. Co-investigator: Dr Pascal Bovet, 2009 – 2011

  • PI SPUM grant (33CM30-124087/1) from the from the Swiss National Foundation for Science. Principal investigator of the project on the genetics of blood pressure and renal function. Co-investigators: Prof Fred Paccaud, Prof Michel Burnier, Prof Felix Frey, Prof Pierre-Yves Martin, Dr Antoinette Péchère-Bertschi, 2009 – 2011

  • European Project Ingenious HyperCare (FP 6). Member of the statistical committee. PI: Michel Burnier and Murielle Bochud for the Lausanne center, 2006 – 2009

  • PROSPER grant (3200BO-11362/1-2) from the Swiss National Foundation for Science. Gene-gene interactions for hypertension candidate genes in a Swiss population-based sample, 2006 – 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss National Foundation for Science, since 2006

Memberships

  • International Genetic Epidemiology Society

  • Swiss Federation of Physicians (FMH), Swiss Society of Hypertension (SSH).

  • ASMAC (Association Suisse des Médecins Assistants et Chefs de Clinique)

  • Seychelles Medical & Dental Association

  • European Society of Hypertension (ESH)

  • ESH working group on blood pressure measurements (2009 -)

Referee Activities

  • Scientific journals: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cardiology; Atherosclerosis; BMC Medical Genetics; Epidemiology; Clinical Chemistry; European Heart Journal, Hypertension; Journal of Hypertension; Journal of Molecular Medicine; Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Kidney International; Pharmacogenomics; PLOS One.

Editorial Boards

  • BMC Medical Genetics, 2009 – 2010

  • PLOS One, since 2010

Other

  • Organization of journal clubs, University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007 – 2008

  • Organization of a symposium on salt, Lausanne, October 15, 2008.

  • Global BPgen Steering Committee as a representant for the CoLaus study. Global BPgen focuses on the genetic determinants of blood pressure, since 2009

  • ICBP Steering Committee as a representant for the CoLaus study. ICBP focuses on the genetic determinants of blood pressure, since 2009

  • CKDGen Steering Committee as a representant for the CoLaus study. CKDGen focuses on the genetics of renal function, since 2009

  • CalciGen Steering Committee as for the CoLaus study. CalciGen focuses on the genetics of serum calcium, since 2011

  • DUMSC technical commission, CHUV, Lausanne, 2010-2012

  • Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Commission for the teaching of statistics, since 2010

  • Member of the SSPH+ Award Committee during the up-coming Swiss Public Health Conference, 25.-26. August 2011.

  • President of the research commission of the DUMSC, CHUV, Lausanne, 2011

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