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PD Dr. Angela Risch

PD Dr. Angela Risch

Position: Group leader


Contact: Contact Form


Phone: +49 6221 424322

Fax: +49 6221 423359

Building: DKFZ Main building

Room: H2.03.070 (3. floor)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Academic Qualification and Education

1988-1992: BA (hons), Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK

1995: D.Phil. Phys Sciences, University of Oxford, Dept. Pharmacology, UK

2004: Habilitation and Venia Legendi in “Molecular Toxicology” at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University



Professional Appointments

1996-1998: Postdoc in the Division of ‘Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors’ (head Prof. Helmut Bartsch), DKFZ

1998-2007: Research Scientist in the Division of ‘Toxicology and Cancer Risk Factors’, DKFZ

2007- present: Group Leader “Lung Cancer Genomics/Epigenomics” in the Division of ‘Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors’ (head Prof. Christoph Plass), DKFZ

since 03/2009: Elected Steering Committee member of the International Lung Cancer Consortium



Honors

1992 - 1995: Scholarship from Christopher Welch Trust, Oxford University

1997 - 1998: ‘DFG-Forschungsstipendium’ – research stipend

Nov 2004: Dr. Emil Salzer Award for Cancer Research in Baden Württemberg 2004



Research Field

Epigenetic/genomic and genetic/genomic analyses relating to lung cancer risk and treatment outcome in lung cancer patients, with a particular focus on

  • Methylation analysis of lung cancer susceptibility loci
  • method development for SNP and CNV analyses using high-throughput platforms
  • risk factors for early onset lung cancer
  • gender differences in the impact of interindividual variation on lung cancer risk



    Further Professional Activities

    since 03/2009: elected Steering Committee member of the International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO)

    since 10/2008: elected Ombudsperson for the DKFZ Helmholtz Graduate School PhD students



    Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG)
  • European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • German Cancer Society (DKG)
  • German Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT)

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