INKE R. KÖNIG

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Position/Title: Vice director (Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik),

W2 University Professor

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

Tel:+49-451-50050610; Fax: +49-451-50050604

@: inke.koenig@imbs.uni-luebeck.de; www.imbs-luebeck.de

 

EDUCATION/POSITIONS

1991-1997 Studies of Psychology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

1998-2001 Scientific employee at the Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Epidemiologie (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

1998-2010 Scientific employee at the Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik (Universität zu Lübeck)

2002 Doctorate in Human Biology

2004-present Vice director of the Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik (Universität zu Lübeck)

2008 Habilitation in Medical Biometry and Epidemiology

2010-present University Professor (W2) for life for Medical Biometry and Statistics (Universität zu Lübeck)

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

2002-2010 Head elect of the working group Human Genetics of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology (gmds)

2003-2009 Member of the Membership Committee of the IGES (head 2008)

2006-2014 Member elect of the Fachausschuss Biometrie of the gmds

2010-2012 Member of the Scientific Program Committee of the IGES (head 2011)

2011-present Member of the Cluster of Excellence Inflammation at Interfaces

2013-present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Genetic Analysis Workshop

2014-present Member elect of the Board of Directors of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

2014-present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forschungszentrum Borstel, Leibniz-Zentrum für Medizin und Biowissenschaften

2015-present Member of the Steering Committee of the Clinical Research Unit Pemphigoid diseases, funded by the German Research Foundation

 

AWARDS

1991-1996 German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2004 Certificate Biometrie in der Medizin of the German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology (gmds) and the German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR)

2007 James V. Neel Young Investigator Award of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

2008 2. Gustav-Adolf-Lienert-Preis 2008 of the IBS-DR

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

From 214 original publications; total citations: 12,797; h-index: 51

    1. Schunkert H, König IR (equally contributing first author), Kathiresan S, …, Samani NJ. Large-scale association analysis identifies 13 new susceptibility loci for coronary artery disease. Nat Genet 2011;43:333-338. (IF: 29.6)
    1. Kruppa J, Ziegler A, König IR. Risk estimation and risk prediction using machine-learning methods. Hum Genet 2012;131:1639-1654. (IF: 4.5)
    1. Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium Investigators, Stitziel NO, Won HH, …, König I, …, Kathiresan S. Inactivating mutations in NPC1L1 and protection from coronary heart disease. N Engl J Med 2014;371:2072-2082. (IF: 55.9)
    1. König IR, Loley C, Erdmann J, Ziegler A. How to include chromosome x in your genome-wide association study. Genet Epidemiol 2014;38:97-103. (IF: 2.6)
    1. Freitag-Wolf S, Dommisch H, Graetz C, …, König IR (equally contributing senior and corresponding author), Schaefer AS. Genome-wide exploration identifies sex-specific genetic effects of alleles upstream NPY to increase the risk of severe periodontitis in men. J Clin Periodontol 2014;41:1115-1121. (IF: 4.0)
    1. Dichgans M, Malik R, König IR, …, Schunkert H. Shared genetic susceptibility to ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease: a genome-wide analysis of common variants. Stroke 2014;45:24-36. (IF: 5.7)
    1. Christofidou P, Nelson CP, Nikpay M, …, König IR, Thompson JR, Samani NJ, Tomaszewski M. Runs of homozygosity – association with coronary artery disease and gene expression in monocytes and macrophages. Am J Hum Genet 2015;97:228-237. (IF: 10.9)
    1. CARDIoGRAMplusC4D Consortium. A comprehensive 1000 Genomes-based genome-wide association meta-analysis of coronary artery disease. Nat Genet 2015;47:1121-1130. (IF: 29.4)
    1. König IR, Auerbach J, Gola D, Held E, Holzinger ER, Legault M-A, Sun R, Tintle N, Yang H-C. Machine learning and data mining in complex genomic data—a review on the lessons learned in Genetic Analysis Workshop 19. BMC Genet in press. (IF: 2.4)
    1. Gola D, Mahachie John J, Van Steen K, König IR. A roadmap to Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction methods. Brief Bioinform in press. (IF: 9.6)