Position/Title Director (Institute of Epidemiology), W3 Professor

Address Institute of Epidemiology, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel,

Niemannsweg 11, Haus 1, 24105 Kiel, Germany

Tel: +49-431-5973677; Fax: +49-431-5973730

@: wolfgang.lieb@epi.uni-kiel.de; www.epi.uni-kiel.de



1994-2001 Medical School (Rostock, Nancy [France], Brown University, Providence [RI, USA])

2001-2003 Internship in Internal Medicine, University Hospital Regensburg

2002 Medical Thesis

2003-2007 Resident in Human Genetics, University Hospital S-H, Campus Lübeck

2007 Board Certification in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (FA für Humangenetik)

2007-2010 Research Fellow at the Framingham Heart Study / Boston University School of Medicine

2009-2010 Master of Science in Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

2010 -2012 W2 Professor, Institute for Community Medicine, University Medicine Greifswald

2011 Habilitation

2012-present Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Kiel University



2012-present Member of the Steering Committee of the DFG-Excellence Cluster „Inflammation at Interfaces“

2012-present Principal Investigator for Schleswig-Holstein of the research project the „German National Cohort“

2012-present Member of the Epidemiological Steering Committee of the German National Cohort

2013-present Member of the Use and Access Committee of the German National Cohort; since 2014 as its spokesperson

2015-present Board member of the Biobank Network of the Medical Faculty at Kiel University

2015-present Board member of the Master program “Medical Life Sciences” at Kiel University



2007-2010 NIH/Boston University-sponsored Research Fellowship at the Framingham Heart Study, Boston University School of Medicine



From 110 original publications; total citations: 3,890; h-index: 30

  1. Vasan RS, Glazer NL, Felix JF, Lieb W (equally contributing first author), …, Blankenberg S. Genetic variants associated with cardiac structure and function: a meta-analysis and replication of genome-wide association data. JAMA 2009;302:168-178. (IF: 30.4)
  2. Lieb W, Beiser AS, Vasan RS, …, Seshadri S. Association of plasma leptin levels with incident Alzheimer disease and MRI measures of brain aging. JAMA 2009;302:2565-2572. (IF: 30.4)
  3. Lieb W, Vasan RS. Genetics of coronary artery disease. Circulation 2013;128:1131-1138. (IF: 15.0)
  4. TG and HDL Working Group of the Exome Sequencing Project, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Crosby J, Peloso GMCrosby J, …, Lieb W, …, Kathiresan S. Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3, triglycerides, and coronary disease. N Engl J Med 2014;371:22-31. (IF: 54.4)
  5. Baurecht H, Hotze M, Brand S,, …, Lieb W, …, Brown SJ. Genome-wide Comparative Analysis of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Gives Insight into Opposing Genetic Mechanisms. Am J Hum Genet 2015;96:104-120. (IF: 11.0)
  6. Lal D, Ruppert AK, Trucks H, …, Lieb W, …, Sander T. Burden analysis of rare microdeletions suggests a strong impact of neurodevelopmental genes in genetic generalised epilepsies. PLoS Genet 2015;11:e1005226. (IF: 8.2)
  7. Lieb W, Chen MH, Teumer A, …, Vasan RS; CKDGen Consortium, ICBP, EchoGen Consortium. Genome-Wide Meta-Analyses of Plasma Renin Activity and Concentration Reveal Association with the Kininogen 1 and Prekallikrein Genes. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2015;8:131-140. (IF: 5.3)
  8. Lieb W, Chen M, Larson MG, …, Vasan RS. Genome-Wide Association Study for Endothelial Growth Factors. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2015;8:389-397. (IF: 5.3)
  9. Yin X, Low HQ, Wang L, …, Lieb W, …,Liu J. Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies multiple novel associations and ethnic heterogeneity of psoriasis susceptibility. Nat Commun 2015;6:6916. (IF: 10.7)

Yadav P, Freitag-Wolf S, Lieb W, Krawczak M. The role of linkage disequilibrium in case-only studies of gene-environment interactions. Hum Genet 2015;134:89-96. (IF: 4.5)