Population-Level Profiling of Plasma miRNAs
Dr. Sabine Ameling, Tim Kacprowski, Dr. Georg Homuth, and Dr. Elke Hammer work at the University Medicine Greifswald (UMG) in the Department of Functional Genomics, which is led by Prof. Dr. Uwe Völker. In collaboration with other partners at the UMG, the team is analyzing plasma miRNA profiles as biomarkers for common diseases.
What are the next steps in this project and how do you plan to perform them?
We plan to use the procedure established in our lab to profile additional samples from SHIP, as well as samples from the patient cohorts in GANI_MED. Then, we will investigate the relationship between plasma miRNAs and disease-relevant phenotypes via association studies, classification-based, and integrative computational approaches.
When and where will we read more about your studies?
The results of our pilot study have been published (3) and the first data on disease cohorts are being prepared for publication.