Aaron Isaacs

Assistant Professor

Dr Aaron Isaacs completed his baccalaureate degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. Afterwards, he spent several years working in the business and university administration sectors before entering the genetics field in a mouse genetics laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. In 2002, he moved to the Netherlands, where he embarked on his PhD studies in genetic epidemiology at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. He completed and defended his thesis on the genetics of circulating lipid levels in 2007. His expertise in family- and population based genetic studies led to numerous collaborations with researchers on both the national and international levels, studying a broad array of phenotypes including lipid levels, blood pressure, anthropometric traits, ophthalmologic features and many others. Since 2008, he has focussed extensively on the genetics underlying cardiac electrophysiology. In 2015, Aaron moved to the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht.

Currently, Aaron is working on a number of projects exploring the role of genomics and transcriptomics in a variety of outcomes, predominantly in the realm of cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias. These studies, in both population- and family-based settings, utilize large-scale “-omics” datasets, generated through the use of next generation sequencing (particularly RNA sequencing) and microarray technology, and a broad variety of analytical methods, including linkage, association, and bioinformatics approaches, to determine genes involved in disease pathology, progression, or relevant endophenotypes. The findings from these efforts give insight into disease etiology (and consequences); may identify useful targets for therapeutic intervention or biomarkers; and aid in risk stratification or molecular sub-typing of patients. Aaron closely collaborates with a number of CARIM Principal Investigators, conducting work in projects funded by (among others) the European Union and the Nederlandse Hartstichting (Dutch Heart Foundation) and participates in several large international genetics consortia.

Department of Physiology
Universiteitssingel 60, 6229 ER Maastricht
P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: M1.14
T: +31(0)43 388 18 62

  • 2023
    • Young, W. J., Haessler, J., Benjamins, J. W., Repetto, L., Yao, J., Isaacs, A., Harper, A. R., Ramirez, J., Garnier, S., van Duijvenboden, S., Baldassari, A. R., Concas, M. P., Duong, T. V., Foco, L., Isaksen, J. L., Mei, H., Noordam, R., Nursyifa, C., Richmond, A., ... Et al. (2023). Genetic architecture of spatial electrical biomarkers for cardiac arrhythmia and relationship with cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications, 14(1), Article 1411. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-36997-w
    • Winters, J., Isaacs, A., Zeemering, S., Kawczynski, M., Maesen, B., Maessen, J., Bidar, E., Boukens, B., Hermans, B., van Hunnik, A., Casadei, B., Fabritz, L., Chua, W., Sommerfeld, L., Guasch, E., Mont, L., Batlle, M., Hatem, S., Kirchhof, P., ... Schotten, U. (2023). Heart Failure, Female Sex, and Atrial Fibrillation Are the Main Drivers of Human Atrial Cardiomyopathy: Results From the CATCH ME Consortium. Journal of the American Heart Association, 12(22), Article 031220. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.123.031220
    • Lagou, V., Jiang, L., Ulrich, A., Zudina, L., González, K. S. G., Balkhiyarova, Z., Faggian, A., Maina, J. G., Chen, S., Todorov, P. V., Sharapov, S., David, A., Marullo, L., Mägi, R., Rujan, R. M., Ahlqvist, E., Thorleifsson, G., Gao, H., ?vangelou, ., ... Meta-Analyses of Glucose and Insulin-related traits Consortium (MAGIC) (2023). GWAS of random glucose in 476,326 individuals provide insights into diabetes pathophysiology, complications and treatment stratification. Nature Genetics, 55(9), 1448-1461. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-023-01462-3
    • van de Vegte, Y. J., Eppinga, R. N., van der Ende, M. Y., Hagemeijer, Y. P., Mahendran, Y., Salfati, E., Smith, A. V., Tan, V. Y., Arking, D. E., Ntalla, I., Appel, E. V., Schurmann, C., Brody, J. A., Rueedi, R., Polasek, O., Sveinbjornsson, G., Lecoeur, C., Ladenvall, C., Zhao, J. H., ... The DCCT/EDIC Research Group (2023). Genetic insights into resting heart rate and its role in cardiovascular disease. Nature Communications, 14(1), Article 4646. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-39521-2
    • Isaacs, A., Barysenka, A., ter Bekke, R. M. A., den Enden, A. T. J. M. H., van den Wijngaard, A., Volders, P. G. A., & Stoll, M. (2023). Standing genetic variation affects phenotypic heterogeneity in an SCN5A-mutation founder population with excess sudden cardiac death. Heart Rhythm, 20(5), 720-727. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2023.02.004
  • 2022
    • Zeemering, S., Isaacs, A., Winters, J., Maesen, B., Bidar, E., Dimopoulou, C., Guasch, E., Batlle, M., Haase, D., Hatem, S. N., Kara, M., Kääb, S., Mont, L., Sinner, M. F., Wakili, R., Maessen, J., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Fabritz, L., Kirchhof, P., ... Schotten, U. (2022). Atrial fibrillation in the presence and absence of heart failure enhances expression of genes involved in cardiomyocyte structure, conduction properties, fibrosis, inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. Heart Rhythm, 19(12), 2115-2124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.08.019
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Van De Walle, S., Maesen, B., Isaacs, A., Zeemering, S., Hermans, B., Vernooy, K., Maessen, J. G., Schotten, U., & Bidar, E. (2022). Preoperative P-wave parameters and risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of 20,201 patients. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 35(4), Article ivac220. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivac220
    • Young, W. J., Lahrouchi, N., Isaacs, A., Duong, T., Foco, L., Ahmed, F., Brody, J. A., Salman, R., Noordam, R., Benjamins, J-W., Haessler, J., Lyytikäinen, L-P., Repetto, L., Concas, M. P., van den Berg, M. E., Weiss, S., Baldassari, A. R., Bartz, T. M., Cook, J. P., ... Munroe, P. B. (2022). Genetic analyses of the electrocardiographic QT interval and its components identify additional loci and pathways. Nature Communications, 13(1), Article 5144. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32821-z
    • Verhaert, D. V. M., Linz, D., Chaldoupi, S. M., Westra, S. W., den Uijl, D. W., Philippens, S., Kerperien, M., Habibi, Z., Vorstermans, B., ter Bekke, R. M. A., Beukema, R. J., Evertz, R., Hemels, M. E. W., Luermans, J. G. L. M., Manusama, R., Lankveld, T. A. R., van der Heijden, C. A. J., Bidar, E., Hermans, B. M., ... Schotten, U. (2022). Rationale and Design of the ISOLATION Study: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study Identifying Predictors for Successful Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in an Integrated Clinical Care and Research Pathway. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 9, Article 879139. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2022.879139
    • Kawczynski, M. J., Zeemering, S., Gilbers, M., Isaacs, A., Verheule, S., Zink, M. D., Maesen, B., Bramer, S., Van Gelder, I. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Schotten, U., & Bidar, E. (2022). New-onset perioperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients: transient trouble or persistent problem?-Authors' reply. EP Europace, 24(6), 1037-1038. Article 317. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab317
    • Christ, A., Goossens, P. G., Wijnands, E., Jin, H., Legein, B., Oth, T., Isaacs, A., Stoll, M., Vanderlocht, J., Lutgens, E., Daemen, M. J. A. P., Zenke, M., & Biessen, E. A. L. (2022). Low Density Lipoprotein Exposure of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Blunts Toll-like Receptor 7/9 Signaling via NUR77. Biomedicines, 10(5), Article 1152. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines10051152
  • 2021
    • Bidar, E., Zeemering, S., Gilbers, M., Isaacs, A., Verheule, S., Zink, M. D., Maesen, B., Bramer, S., Kawczynski, M., Van Gelder, I. C., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., & Schotten, U. (2021). Clinical and electrophysiological predictors of device-detected new-onset atrial fibrillation during 3 years after cardiac surgery. EP Europace, 23(12), 1922-1930. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euab136
    • Linz, D., Verheule, S., Isaacs, A., & Schotten, U. (2021). Considerations for the Assessment of Substrates, Genetics and Risk Factors in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review, 10(3), 132-139. https://doi.org/10.15420/aer.2020.51
    • Iding, A. F. J., Witten, A., Isaacs, A., Castoldi, E., ten Cate, H., Stoll, M., & ten Cate-Hoek, A. J. (2021). Leukocyte gene expression in post-thrombotic syndrome. Thrombosis Research, 202, 40-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2021.03.007
    • Gilbers, M. D., Bidar, E., Maesen, B., Zeemering, S., Isaacs, A., Crijns, H., van Gelder, I., Rienstra, M., Verheule, S., Maessen, J., Stoll, M., & Schotten, U. (2021). Reappraisal of Atrial fibrillation: interaction between hyperCoagulability, Electrical remodelling and Vascular destabilisation in the progression of AF (RACE V) Tissue Bank Project: study design. Netherlands Heart Journal, 29(5), 280-287. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-021-01538-x
    • Fabritz, L., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Guasch, E., Goette, A., Häusler, K. G., Kotecha, D., Lewalter, T., Meyer, C., Potpara, T. S., Rienstra, M., Schnabel, R. B., Willems, S., Breithardt, G., Camm, A. J., Chan, A., Chua, W., de Melis, M., Dimopoulou, C., Dobrev, D., ... Kirchhof, P. (2021). Dynamic risk assessment to improve quality of care in patients with atrial fibrillation: the 7th AFNET/EHRA Consensus Conference. EP Europace, 23(3), 329-344. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euaa279
    • Lagou, V., Mägi, R., Hottenga, J. J., Grallert, H., Perry, J. R. B., Bouatia-Naji, N., Marullo, L., Rybin, D., Jansen, R., Min, J. L., Dimas, A. S., Ulrich, A., Zudina, L., Gådin, J. R., Jiang, L., Faggian, A., Bonnefond, A., Fadista, J., Stathopoulou, M. G., ... Prokopenko, I. (2021). Publisher Correction: Sex-dimorphic genetic effects and novel loci for fasting glucose and insulin variability. Nature Communications, 12(1), Article 995. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21276-3
    • Lagou, V., Mägi, R., Hottenga, J. J., Grallert, H., Perry, J. R. B., Bouatia-Naji, N., Marullo, L., Rybin, D., Jansen, R., Min, J. L., Dimas, A. S., Ulrich, A., Zudina, L., Gådin, J. R., Jiang, L., Faggian, A., Bonnefond, A., Fadista, J., Stathopoulou, M. G., ... Morris, A. P. (2021). Sex-dimorphic genetic effects and novel loci for fasting glucose and insulin variability. Nature Communications, 12(1), Article 24. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19366-9
  • 2020
    • Winters, J., von Braunmuhl, M. E., Zeemering, S., Gilbers, M., Ten Brink, T., Scaf, B., Guasch, E., Mont, L., Batlle, M., Sinner, M., Hatem, S., Mansour, M. K., Fabritz, L., Sommerfeld, L. C., Kirchhof, P., Isaacs, A., Stoll, M., Schotten, U., & Verheule, S. (2020). JavaCyte, a novel open-source tool for automated quantification of key hallmarks of cardiac structural remodeling. Scientific Reports, 10(1), Article 20074. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76932-3
    • Weng, L-C., Hall, A. W., Choi, S. H., Jurgens, S. J., Haessler, J., Bihlmeyer, N. A., Grarup, N., Lin, H., Teumer, A., Li-Gao, R., Yao, J., Guo, X., Brody, J. A., Mueller-Nurasyid, M., Schramm, K., Verweij, N., van den Berg, M. E., van Setten, J., Isaacs, A., ... Lubitz, S. A. (2020). Genetic Determinants of Electrocardiographic P-Wave Duration and Relation to Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, 13(5), 387-395. Article 002874. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002874
    • Hammerschlag, A. R., Byrne, E. M., Bartels, M., Wray, N. R., Middeldorp, C. M., eQTLgen Consortium, Stehouwer, C., BIOS Consortium, Isaacs, A., van der Kallen, C., & Schalkwijk, C. (2020). Refining Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder Genetic Loci by Integrating Summary Data From Genome-wide Association, Gene Expression, and DNA Methylation Studies. Biological Psychiatry, 88(6), 470-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.05.002
    • Ntalla, I., Weng, L-C., Cartwright, J. H., Hall, A. W., Sveinbjornsson, G., Tucker, N. R., Choi, S. H., Chaffin, M. D., Roselli, C., Barnes, M. R., Mifsud, B., Warren, H. R., Hayward, C., Marten, J., Cranley, J. J., Concas, M. P., Gasparini, P., Boutin, T., Kolcic, I., ... Munroe, P. B. (2020). Multi-ancestry GWAS of the electrocardiographic PR interval identifies 202 loci underlying cardiac conduction. Nature Communications, 11(1), Article 2542. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15706-x
    • Salgado, C., Gruis, N., Heijmans, B. T., Oosting, J., van Doorn, R., BIOS Consortium, & Isaacs, A. (2020). Genome-wide analysis of constitutional DNA methylation in familial melanoma. Clinical epigenetics, 12(1), Article 43. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13148-020-00831-7
    • Ouwens, K. G., Jansen, R., Nivard, M. G., van Dongen, J., Frieser, M. J., Hottenga, J-J., Arindrarto, W., Claringbould, A., van Iterson, M., Mei, H., Franke, L., Heijmans, B. T., 't Hoen, P. A. C., van Meurs, J., Brooks, A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Boomsma, D., Isaacs, A., Pool, R., ... BIOS Consortium (2020). A characterization of cis- and trans-heritability of RNA-Seq-based gene expression. European Journal of Human Genetics, 28(2), 253-263. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-019-0511-5
    • Brouwers, M. C. G. J., Simons, N., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Isaacs, A. (2020). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease: assessing the evidence for causality. Diabetologia, 63(2), 253-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-019-05024-3
  • 2019
    • Nersisyan, L., Nikoghosyan, M., Arakelyan, A., Genome of the Netherlands Consortium, & Isaacs, A. (2019). WGS-based telomere length analysis in Dutch family trios implicates stronger maternal inheritance and a role for RRM1 gene. Scientific Reports, 9(1), Article 18758. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55109-7
    • van Dongen, J., Zilhao, N. R., Sugden, K., Hannon, E. J., Mill, J., Caspi, A., Agnew-Blais, J., Arseneault, L., Corcoran, D. L., Moffitt, T. E., Poulton, R., Franke, B., Boomsma, D., Heijmans, B. T., t'Hoen, P. A. G., van Meurs, J., Isaacs, A., Jansen, R., Franke, L., ... BIOS Consortium (2019). Epigenome-wide Association Study of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Adults. Biological Psychiatry, 86(8), 599-607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.02.016
    • van der Spek, A., Broer, L., Draisma, H. H. M., Pool, R., Albrecht, E., Beekman, M., Mangino, M., Raag, M., Nyholt, D. R., Dharuri, H. K., Codd, V., Amin, N., de Geus, E. J. C., Deelen, J., Demirkan, A., Yet, I., Fischer, K., Haller, T., Henders, A. K., ... Gieger, C. (2019). Metabolomics reveals a link between homocysteine and lipid metabolism and leukocyte telomere length: the ENGAGE consortium. Scientific Reports, 9, Article 11623. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47282-6
    • van Der Plaat, D., Vonk, J. M., Terzikhan, N., de Jong, K., de Vries, M., La Bastide-van Gemert, S., van Diemen, C. C., Lahousse, L., Brusselle, G., Nedeljkovic, I., Amin, N., Kromhout, H., Vermeulen, R. C. H., Postma, D. S., van Duijn, C. M., Boezen, H. M., Heijmans, B. T., Hoen, P. A. C. T., van Meurs, J., ... BIOS Consortium (2019). Occupational exposure to gases/fumes and mineral dust affect DNA methylation levels of genes regulating expression. Human Molecular Genetics, 28(15), 2477-2485. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddz067
    • Porcu, E., Rueger, S., Lepik, K., Agbessi, M., Ahsan, H., Alves, I., Andiappan, A., Arindrarto, W., Awadalla, P., Battle, A., Beutner, F., Bonder, M. J., Boomsma, D., Christiansen, M., Claringbould, A., Deelen, P., Esko, T., Fave, M-J., Franke, L., ... Kutalik, Z. (2019). Mendelian randomization integrating GWAS and eQTL data reveals genetic determinants of complex and clinical traits. Nature Communications, 10, Article 3300. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10936-0
    • Liu, C-T., Merino, J., Rybin, D., DiCorpo, D., Benke, K. S., Bragg-Gresham, J. L., Canouil, M., Corre, T., Grallert, H., Isaacs, A., Kutalik, Z., Lahti, J., Marullo, L., Marzi, C., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Rocheleau, G., Rueedi, R., Scapoli, C., Verweij, N., ... Bouatia-Naji, N. (2019). Genome-wide Association Study of Change in Fasting Glucose over time in 13,807 non-diabetic European Ancestry Individuals. Scientific Reports, 9(1), Article 9439. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45823-7
    • Liu, J., Carnero-Montoro, E., van Dongen, J., Lent, S., Nedeljkovic, I., Ligthart, S., Tsai, P-C., Martin, T. C., Mandaviya, P. R., Jansen, R., Peters, M. J., Duijts, L., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Tiemeier, H., Felix, J. F., Willemsen, G., de Geus, E. J. C., Chu, A. Y., Levy, D., ... van Duijn, C. M. (2019). An integrative cross-omics analysis of DNA methylation sites of glucose and insulin homeostasis. Nature Communications, 10, Article 2581. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10487-4
    • van Setten, J., Verweij, N., Mbarek, H., Niemeijer, M. N., Trompet, S., Arking, D. E., Brody, J. A., Gandin, I., Grarup, N., Hall, L. M., Hemerich, D., Lyytikainen, L-P., Mei, H., Mueller-Nurasyid, M., Prins, B. P., Robino, A., Smith, A. V., Warren, H. R., Asselbergs, F. W., ... Isaacs, A. (2019). Genome-wide association meta-analysis of 30,000 samples identifies seven novel loci for quantitative ECG traits. European Journal of Human Genetics, 27(6), 952-962. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0295-z
    • Brouwers, M. C. G. J., Simons, N., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Koek, G. H., Schaper, N. C., & Isaacs, A. (2019). Relationship Between Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Susceptibility Genes and Coronary Artery Disease. Hepatology communications, 3(4), 587-596. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep4.1319
    • Shvetsova, E., Sofronova, A., Monajemi, R., Gagalova, K., Draisma, H. H. M., White, S. J., Santen, G. W. E., Lopes, S. M. C. D. S., Heijmans, B. T., van Meurs, J., Jansen, R., Franke, L., Kielbasa, S. M., den Dunnen, J. T., 't Hoen, P. A. C., Boomsma, D. I., Pool, R., van Dongen, J., Hottenga, J. J., ... GoNL consortium (2019). Skewed X-inactivation is common in the general female population. European Journal of Human Genetics, 27(3), 455-465. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0291-3
  • 2018
    • Franceschini, N., Giambartolomei, C., de Vries, P. S., Finan, C., Bis, J. C., Huntley, R. P., Lovering, R. C., Tajuddin, S. M., Winkler, T. W., Graff, M., Kavousi, M., Dale, C., Smith, A. V., Hofer, E., van Leeuwen, E. M., Nolte, I. M., Lu, L., Scholz, M., Sargurupremraj, M., ... O'Donnell, C. J. (2018). GWAS and colocalization analyses implicate carotid intima-media thickness and carotid plaque loci in cardiovascular outcomes. Nature Communications, 9, Article 5141. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07340-5
    • UK10K Consortium (2018). Author Correction: Discovery and refinement of genetic loci associated with cardiometabolic risk using dense imputation maps. Nature Genetics, 50(12), 1752. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0276-8
    • van Setten, J., Brody, J. A., Jamshidi, Y., Swenson, B. R., Butler, A. M., Campbell, H., Del Greco, F. M., Evans, D. S., Gibson, Q., Gudbjartsson, D. F., Kerr, K. F., Krijthe, B. P., Lyytikainen, L-P., Muller, C., Muller-Nurasyid, M., Nolte, I. M., Padmanabhan, S., Ritchie, M. D., Robino, A., ... Sotoodehnia, N. (2018). PR interval genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies 50 loci associated with atrial and atrioventricular electrical activity. Nature Communications, 9, Article 2904. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04766-9
    • Prins, B. P., Mead, T. J., Brody, J. A., Sveinbjornsson, G., Ntalla, I., Bihlmeyer, N. A., van den Berg, M., Bork-Jensen, J., Cappellani, S., Van Duijvenboden, S., Klena, N. T., Gabriel, G. C., Liu, X., Gulec, C., Grarup, N., Haessler, J., Hall, L. M., Iorio, A., Isaacs, A., ... Jamshidi, Y. (2018). Exome-chip meta-analysis identifies novel loci associated with cardiac conduction, including ADAMTS6. Genome Biology, 19, Article 87. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-018-1457-6
    • Lin, H., van Setten, J., Smith, A. V., Bihlmeyer, N. A., Warren, H. R., Brody, J. A., Radmanesh, F., Hall, L., Grarup, N., Muller-Nurasyid, M., Boutin, T., Verweij, N., Lin, H. J., Li-Gao, R., van den Berg, M. E., Marten, J., Weiss, S., Prins, B. P., Haessler, J., ... Isaacs, A. (2018). Common and Rare Coding Genetic Variation Underlying the Electrocardiographic PR Interval. Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, 11(5), Article e002037 . https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGEN.117.002037
    • Silva, C. T., Zorkoltseva, I. V., Niemeijer, M. N., van den Berg, M. E., Amin, N., Demirkan, A., van Leeuwen, E., Iglesias, A. I., Pineros-Hernandez, L. B., Restrepo, C. M., Kors, J. A., Kirichenko, A. V., Willemsen, R., Oostra, B. A., Stricker, B. H., Uitterlinden, A. G., Axenovich, T. I., van Duijn, C. M., & Isaacs, A. (2018). A combined linkage, microarray and exome analysis suggests MAP3K11 as a candidate gene for left ventricular hypertrophy. BMC Medical Genomics, 11, Article 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12920-018-0339-9
    • Seyerle, A. A., Sitlani, C. M., Noordam, R., Gogarten, S. M., Li, J., Li, X., Evans, D. S., Sun, F., Laaksonen, M. A., Isaacs, A., Kristiansson, K., Highland, H. M., Stewart, J. D., Harris, T. B., Trompet, S., Bis, J. C., Peloso, G. M., Brody, J. A., Broer, L., ... Avery, C. L. (2018). Pharmacogenomics study of thiazide diuretics and QT interval in multi-ethnic populations: the cohorts for heart and aging research in genomic epidemiology. Pharmacogenomics Journal, 18(2), 215-226. https://doi.org/10.1038/tpj.2017.10
    • Yousefi, S., Abbassi-Daloii, T., Kraaijenbrink, T., Vermaat, M., Mei, H., van't Hof, P., van Iterson, M., Zhernakova, D. V., Claringbould, A., Franke, L., 't Hart, L. M., Slieker, R. C., van der Heijden, A., de Knijff, P., 't Hoen, P. A. C., BIOS Consortium, Jansen, R., van Meurs, J., Heijmans, B. T., ... Franke, L. (2018). A SNP panel for identification of DNA and RNA specimens. BMC Genomics, 19(90), Article 90. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4482-7
    • Bihlmeyer, N. A., Brody, J. A., Smith, A. V., Warren, H. R., Lin, H., Isaacs, A., Liu, C-T., Marten, J., Radmanesh, F., Hall, L. M., Grarup, N., Mei, H., Muller-Nurasyid, M., Huffman, J. E., Verweij, N., Guo, X., Yao, J., Li-Gao, R., van den Berg, M., ... Sotoodehnia, N. (2018). ExomeChip-Wide Analysis of 95 626 Individuals Identifies 10 Novel Loci Associated With QT and JT Intervals. Circulation : Cardiovascular Genetics, 11(1), Article e001758. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGEN.117.001758
  • 2017
    • ter Bekke, R. M. A., Isaacs, A., Barysenka, A., Hoos, M. B., Jongbloed, J. D. H., Hoorntje, J. C. A., Patelski, A. S. M., Helderman-van den Enden, A. T. J. M., van den Wijngaard, A., Stoll, M., & Volders, P. G. A. (2017). Heritability in a SCN5A-mutation founder population with increased female susceptibility to non-nocturnal ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. Heart Rhythm, 14(12), 1873-1881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.07.036
    • Christophersen, I. E., Magnani, J. W., Yin, X., Barnard, J., Weng, L-C., Arking, D. E., Niemeijer, M. N., Lubitz, S. A., Avery, C. L., Duan, Q., Felix, S. B., Bis, J. C., Kerr, K. F., Isaacs, A., Mueller-Nurasyid, M., Mueller, C., North, K. E., Reiner, A. P., Tinker, L. F., ... Ellinor, P. T. (2017). Fifteen Genetic Loci Associated With the Electrocardiographic P Wave. Circulation : Cardiovascular Genetics, 10(4), Article 001667. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001667
    • van den Berg, M. E., Warren, H. R., Cabrera, C. P., Verweij, N., Mifsud, B., Haessler, J., Bihlmeyer, N. A., Fu, Y-P., Weiss, S., Lin, H. J., Grarup, N., Li-Gao, R., Pistis, G., Shah, N., Brody, J. A., Mueller-Nurasyid, M., Lin, H., Mei, H., Smith, A. V., ... Munroe, P. B. (2017). Discovery of novel heart rate-associated loci using the Exome Chip. Human Molecular Genetics, 26(12), 2346-2363. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddx113
    • Simons, N., Isaacs, A., Koek, G. H., Kuc, S., Schaper, N. C., & Brouwers, M. C. G. J. (2017). PNPLA3, TM6SF2, and MBOAT7 Genotypes and Coronary Artery Disease. Gastroenterology, 152(4), 912-913. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2016.12.020
    • Elands, R. J. J., Simons, C. C. J. M., Riemenschneider, M., Isaacs, A., Schouten, L. J., Verhage, B. A., Van Steen, K., Godschalk, R. W. L., van den Brandt, P. A., Stoll, M., & Weijenberg, M. P. (2017). A systematic SNP selection approach to identify mechanisms underlying disease aetiology: linking height to post-menopausal breast and colorectal cancer risk. Scientific Reports, 7, Article 41034. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41034
    • Epigenome-wide association study of body mass index, and the adverse outcomes of adiposity, Chambers, J. C., Grallert, H., & Kooner, J. S. (2017). Epigenome-wide association study of body mass index, and the adverse outcomes of adiposity. Nature, 541(7635), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20784