Marcel den Hoed
Marcel completed his PhD on physiological and genetic aspects of physical activity and food intake regulation at the Department of Human Biology of Maastricht University (The Netherlands) in 2009. He subsequently completed a three-year Career Development Fellowship at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge (UK), during which he studied the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors using a genome-wide association approach. Marcel then did a second post-doc with Erik Ingelsson, first at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and later at the Department of Medical Sciences, Molecular Epidemiology and Science for Life Laboratory at Uppsala University. In 2014 he was recently awarded an assistant professorship by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.
The research of Marcel's group within the Molecular Epidemiology section is translational, and aims to identify novel targets for the therapeutic intervention of cardiovascular, metabolic, and electrophysiological risk factors and diseases. High-throughput, mostly image-based screens in CRISPR-Cas9-based zebrafish model systems are developed and performed to accomplish this goal.
Marcel is currently main supervisor of two PhD students: Benedikt von der Heyde and Manoj Bandaru.