- About EAS
Florian Kronenberg, MD is specialized in Medical Genetics and is a Full Professor for Genetic Epidemiology at the Innsbruck Medical University. He heads the Department of Medical Genetics, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology.
After his training in Medical Genetics at Gerd Utermann's laboratory at the University of Innsbruck, Florian Kronenberg worked with Roger R. Williams and Steve Hunt at the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics at the University of Utah, USA. Later, he was the head of the Research Unit "Genetic Epidemiology" at the Institute of Epidemiology, at the Helmholtz Center Munich (former GSF). In 2004, he became full professor and head of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology at the Innsbruck Medical University. Florian Kronenberg served as principal investigator in several studies on genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis and biomarkers for the progression of chronic kidney disease including the "Mild to Moderate Kidney Disease Study" (MMKD). He was a workgroup member of the NKF K/DOQI Guidelines on "Cardiovascular Disease in Dialysis Patients" and the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Lipid Management in Chronic Kidney Disease. He has published roughly 300 papers and his research interests are genetic and clinical epidemiological studies on lipoprotein(a) as well as genetics of complex diseases such as atherosclerosis, kidney diseases, diabetes mellitus and related intermediate phenotypes.