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Pischon Lab

Molecular Epidemiology


The Molecular Epidemiology Research Group is committed to studying at the molecular level the relationship between lifestyle, genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors with risk and outcome of chronic diseases in human populations.

The focus is on molecular biomarkers that have the potential for accurate and precise assessment of exposure, intermediary effects, and early disease development.

Our aims are to contribute to the understanding of disease etiology and pathogenesis in humans, to allow a more precise prediction of diseases, and to improve the identification of high risk individuals as well as of the quantification of the effect of interventions, thus envisioning a reduction of chronic disease risk through targeted prevention.

The research group coordinates the Cluster Berlin-Brandenburg of the German National Cohort, a population based prospective cohort study that aims to examine risk factors for major common chronic diseases in Germany.


Group Leader



Technical Assistants


PhD student

Graduate and Undergraduate



Thesis proposals

Master or doctoral degree