Position/Title: Postdoctoral researcher, Dr. med.

Address Universität zu Lübeck; Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck, Germany

Tel: +49-451-31017495; Fax:+49-451-31017494




1999-2005 Medical school (Münster, LMU Munich, Paris, Boston, New Haven)

2006-2007 Medical thesis fellowship (Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, USA)

2008-2009 Neurology resident/Research fellow at the Department of Neurology, Charité University Medicine, Berlin

2010-2011 Neurology resident/Research fellow at the Department of Neurology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

2012-2014 Research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

2014-present Research fellow, Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany



2011-present Ad hoc reviewer for >20 journals (e.g. Am J Epidemiol, J Clin Invest, Mov Disord, PLoS Genet) and grant agencies (Dutch Alzheimer’s Society, Fundació La Marató de TV3 Spain, Parkinson’s UK, Research Foundation – Flanders)

2011-present Membership of the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC)

2012-present Membership of the International Parkinson’s Disease Genomics Consortium (IMSGC)

2012-present Membership of the Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson’s Disease Consortium (GEO-PD)

2013-present Membership of the German Society of Humangenetics

2014-present Editorial Board of Brain Disorders & Therapy, Gene, MetaGene

2015-present Extended Steering Committee of the Berlin Aging Study II



1999-2005 German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2000-2005 Scholarship of the GmbH & Co KG

2005-2006 Research scholarship (Promotionsstipendium) of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

2009 Travel award of the Felgenhauer foundation

2015 Travel award of the GlaxoSmithKline foundation

2015 Renate Maaß Research Award for Brain Research



From 47 publications; total citations: 1,495; h-index: 16

    1. Chatzinasiou F, Lill CM (equally contributing first author), Kypreou K, …, Stratigos AJ. Comprehensive Field Synopsis and Systematic Meta-analyses of Genetic Association Studies in Cutaneous Melanoma. J Natl Cancer Inst 2011;103:1227-1235. (IF: 15.2)
    1. Lill CM, Roehr JT, McQueen MB, …, Bertram L. Comprehensive research synopsis and systematic meta-analyses in Parkinson’s disease genetics: The PDGene database. PLoS Genet 2012;8:e1002548. (IF: 8.2)
    1. Lill CM, Schjeide BM, Graetz C, …, Bertram L. Genome-wide significant association of ANKRD55 rs6859219 and multiple sclerosis risk. J Med Genet 2013;50:140-143. (IF: 5.6)
    1. Broer L, Lill CM (equally contributing first author), Schuur M, …, van Duijn CM. Distinguishing true from false positives in genomic studies: p-values. Eur J Epidemiol 2013;28:131-138. (IF: 5.1)
    1. Lill CM, Schjeide BM, Graetz C, …, Zipp F. MANBA, CXCR5, SOX8, RPS6KB1, and ZBTB46 are genetic risk loci for multiple sclerosis. Brain 2013;136:1778-1782. (IF: 10.2)
    1. Nalls MA, Pankratz N, Lill CM, …, Singleton AB. Large-scale meta-analysis of genome-wide association data identifies six new risk loci for Parkinson’s disease. Nat Genet 2014;46:989-993. (IF: 29.6)
    1. Lill CM. Recent advances and future challenges in the genetics of multiple sclerosis. Front Neurol 2014;5:130. (No IF)
    1. Hooli BV, Lill CM (equally contributing first author), Mullin K, …, Tanzi RE. PLD3 gene variants and Alzheimer’s disease. Nature 2015;520:E7-8. (IF: 42.4)
    1. Lill CM, Hansen J, Olsen JH, Binder H, Ritz B, Bertram L. Impact of Parkinson’s Disease Risk Loci on Age at Onset. Mov Disord 2015;30:847-850. (IF: 5.6)
    1. Lill CM, Rengmark A, Pihlstrøm L, …, Bertram L. The role of TREM2 R47H as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Alzheimers Dement 2015 Apr 30. pii:S1552-5260(15)00122-3. [Epub ahead of print] (IF: 17.5)