Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1994
    Research Scientist, Division of Epidemiology, DKFZ

  • since 1994
    Head, Unit of “Genetic Epidemiology”, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

  • since 1999
    Deputy Head, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg

  • 1997
    Venia Legendi, Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg

  • 2004
    Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg

Selected projects

  • Life-style and behavioural determinants and biomarkers of prognosis after breast cancer

  • Phytoestrogen exposure and breast cancer risk and prognosis

    Gene-environmental interaction and breast cancer risk

  • Mechanisms underlying association of menopausal hormone therapy and colorectal cancer

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Association for Cancer Research

  • International Genetic Epidemiologic Society

  • German Association of Epidemiology

  • German Society of Human Genetics


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