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

  • 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), [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. [002874]. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002874
    • 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), [2542]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15706-x
    • 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
    • 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, [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, [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), [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, [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, [5141]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07340-5
    • 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, [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, [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), [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, [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
    • 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), [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), [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, [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
    • Bonder, M. J., Luijk, R., Zhernakova, D. V., Moed, M., Deelen, P., Vermaat, M., van Iterson, M., van Dijk, F., van Galen, M., Bot, J., Slieker, R. C., Jhamai, P. M., Verbiest, M., Suchiman, H. E. D., Verkerk, M., van der Breggen, R., van Rooij, J., Lakenberg, N., Arindrarto, W., ... Franke, L. (2017). Disease variants alter transcription factor levels and methylation of their binding sites. Nature Genetics, 49(1), 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3721
    • Zhernakova, D. V., Deelen, P., Vermaat, M., van Iterson, M., van Galen, M., Arindrarto, W., van 't Hof, P., Mei, H., van Dijk, F., Westra, H-J., Bonder, M. J., van Rooij, J., Verkerk, M., Jhamai, P. M., Moed, M., Kielbasa, S. M., Bot, J., Nooren, I., Pool, R., ... Franke, L. (2017). Identification of context-dependent expression quantitative trait loci in whole blood. Nature Genetics, 49(1), 139-145. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3737
  • 2016
    • Natarajan, P., Bis, J. C., Bielak, L. F., Cox, A. J., Dorr, M., Feitosa, M. F., Franceschini, N., Guo, X., Hwang, S-J., Isaacs, A., Jhun, M. A., Kavousi, M., Li-Gao, R., Lyytikainen, L-P., Marioni, R. E., Schminke, U., Stitziel, N. O., Tada, H., van Setten, J., ... O'Donnell, C. J. (2016). Multiethnic Exome-Wide Association Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis. Circulation : Cardiovascular Genetics, 9(6), 511-520. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001572
    • Ried, J. S., Jeff, J. M., Chu, A. Y., Bragg-Gresham, J. L., van Dongen, J., Huffman, J. E., Ahluwalia, T. S., Cadby, G., Eklund, N., Eriksson, J., Esko, T., Feitosa, M. F., Goel, A., Gorski, M., Hayward, C., Heard-Costa, N. L., Jackson, A. U., Jokinen, E., Kanoni, S., ... Loos, R. J. F. (2016). A principal component meta-analysis on multiple anthropometric traits identifies novel loci for body shape. Nature Communications, 7, [13357]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13357
    • Silva, C. T., Zorkoltseva, I. V., Amin, N., Demirkan, A., van Leeuwen, E. M., Kors, J. A., van den Berg, M., Stricker, B. H., Uitterlinden, A. G., Kirichenko, A. V., Witteman, J. C. M., Willemsen, R., Oostra, B. A., Axenovich, T. I., van Duijn, C. M., & Isaacs, A. (2016). A Combined Linkage and Exome Sequencing Analysis for Electrocardiogram Parameters in the Erasmus Rucphen Family Study. Frontiers in Genetics, 7, [190]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2016.00190
    • Iotchkova, V., Huang, J., Morris, J. A., Jain, D., Barbieri, C., Walter, K., Min, J. L., Chen, L., Astle, W., Cocca, M., Deelen, P., Elding, H., Farmaki, A-E., Franklin, C. S., Franberg, M., Gaunt, T. R., Hofman, A., Jiang, T., Kleber, M. E., ... Soranzo, N. (2016). Discovery and refinement of genetic loci associated with cardiometabolic risk using dense imputation maps. Nature Genetics, 48(11), 1303-1312. https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3668
    • Evans, D. S., Avery, C. L., Nalls, M. A., Li, G., Barnard, J., Smith, E. N., Tanaka, T., Butler, A. M., Buxbaum, S. G., Alonso, A., Arking, D. E., Berenson, G. S., Bis, J. C., Buyske, S., Carty, C. L., Chen, W., Chung, M. K., Cummings, S. R., Deo, R., ... Sotoodehnia, N. (2016). Fine-mapping, novel loci identification, and SNP association transferability in a genome-wide association study of QRS duration in African Americans. Human Molecular Genetics, 25(19), 4350-4368. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddw284
    • Amin, N., Allebrandt, K. V., van der Spek, A., Müller-Myhsok, B., Hek, K., Teder-Laving, M., Hayward, C., Esko, T., van Mill, J. G., Mbarek, H., Watson, N. F., Melville, S. A., Del Greco, F. M., Byrne, E. M., Oole, E., Kolcic, I., Chen, T-H., Evans, D. S., Coresh, J., ... van Duijn, C. M. (2016). Genetic variants in RBFOX3 are associated with sleep latency. European Journal of Human Genetics, 24(10), 1488-1495. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2016.31
    • Teumer, A., Qi, Q., Nethander, M., Aschard, H., Bandinelli, S., Beekman, M., Berndt, S. I., Bidlingmaier, M., Broer, L., Cappola, A., Ceda, G. P., Chanock, S., Chen, M-H., Chen, T. C., Chen, Y-D. I., Chung, J., Miglianico, F. D. G., Eriksson, J., Ferrucci, L., ... Kaplan, R. C. (2016). Genomewide meta-analysis identifies loci associated with IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels with impact on age-related traits. Aging Cell, 15(5), 811-824. https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12490
    • van der Harst, P., van Setten, J., Verweij, N., Vogler, G., Franke, L., Maurano, M. T., Wang, X., Mateo Leach, I., Eijgelsheim, M., Sotoodehnia, N., Hayward, C., Sorice, R., Meirelles, O., Lyytikäinen, L-P., Polašek, O., Tanaka, T., Arking, D. E., Ulivi, S., Trompet, S., ... de Bakker, P. I. W. (2016). 52 Genetic Loci Influencing Myocardial Mass. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 68(13), 1435-1448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2016.07.729
    • Willems, S. M., Cornes, B. K., Brody, J. A., Morrison, A. C., Lipovich, L., Dauriz, M., Chen, Y., Liu, C-T., Rybin, D. V., Gibbs, R. A., Muzny, D., Pankow, J. S., Psaty, B. M., Boerwinkle, E., Rotter, J. I., Siscovick, D. S., Vasan, R. S., Kaplan, R. C., Isaacs, A., ... Meigs, J. B. (2016). Association of the IGF1 gene with fasting insulin levels. European Journal of Human Genetics, 24(9), 1337-1343. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2016.4
    • van Leeuwen, E. M., Sabo, A., Bis, J. C., Huffman, J. E., Manichaikul, A., Smith, A. V., Feitosa, M. F., Demissie, S., Joshi, P. K., Duan, Q., Marten, J., van Klinken, J. B., Surakka, I., Nolte, I. M., Zhang, W., Mbarek, H., Li-Gao, R., Trompet, S., Verweij, N., ... van Duijn, C. M. (2016). Meta-analysis of 49 549 individuals imputed with the 1000 Genomes Project reveals an exonic damaging variant in ANGPTL4 determining fasting TG levels. Journal of Medical Genetics, 53(7), 441-449. https://doi.org/10.1136/jmedgenet-2015-103439
    • Demirkan, A., Lahti, J., Direk, N., Viktorin, A., Lunetta, K. L., Terracciano, A., Nalls, M. A., Tanaka, T., Hek, K., Fornage, M., Wellmann, J., Cornelis, M. C., Ollila, H. M., Yu, L., Smith, J. A., Pilling, L. C., Isaacs, A., Palotie, A., Zhuang, W. V., ... Raeikkoenen, K. (2016). Somatic, positive and negative domains of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. Psychological Medicine, 46(8), 1613-1623. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291715002081
    • Verweij, N., Leach, I. M., Isaacs, A., Arking, D. E., Bis, J. C., Pers, T. H., Van den Berg, M. E., Lyytikainen, L-P., Barnett, P., Wang, X., Soliman, E. Z., Van Duijn, C. M., Kahonen, M., Van Veldhuisen, D. J., Kors, J. A., Raitakari, O. T., Silva, C. T., Lehtimaki, T., Hillege, H. L., ... Van der Harst, P. (2016). Twenty-eight genetic loci associated with ST-T-wave amplitudes of the electrocardiogram. Human Molecular Genetics, 25(10), 2093-2103. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddw058
    • Jainandunsing, S., Wattimena, J. L. D., Verhoeven, A. J. M., Langendonk, J. G., Rietveld, T., Isaacs, A. J., Sijbrands, E. J. G., & de Rooij, F. W. M. (2016). Discriminative Ability of Plasma Branched-Chain Amino Acid Levels for Glucose Intolerance in Families At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolic syndrome and related disorders, 14(3), 175-181. https://doi.org/10.1089/met.2015.0102
    • Ricano-Ponce, I., Zhernakova, D. V., Deelen, P., Luo, O., Li, X., Isaacs, A., Karjalainen, J., Di Tommaso, J., Borek, Z. A., Zorro, M. M., Gutierrez-Achury, J., Uitterlinden, A. G., Hofman, A., van Meurs, J., Netea, M. G., Jonkers, I. H., Withoff, S., van Duijn, C. M., Li, Y., ... Kumar, V. (2016). Refined mapping of autoimmune disease associated genetic variants with gene expression suggests an important role for non-coding RNAs. Journal of Autoimmunity, 68, 62-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaut.2016.01.002
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