Christina Lill appointed W3 Professor at University of Münster


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On August 1, 2022, long-term LIGA member Christina Lill was appointed full (W3) Professor for Translational Epidemiology at Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Initially, the professorship is supported by the “Heisenberg Program” of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Christina has been affiliated with the LIGA group (and its predecessors, e.g. at MPI for Molecular Genetics in Berlin) since 2009. The new appointment in her hometown Münster was the result of Christina’s successful application for a Heisenberg-Professorship at the DFG. A major goal of her Heisenberg project is to develop predictive models that can identify high-risk individuals for neurodegenerative diseases using molecular biomarkers from blood. This would pave the way for the development of effective preventive and early therapeutic therapies for these currently incurable diseases. We look forward to continuing the collaboration with Christina’s new group in Münster! Follow this link to find out more about Christina’s new position at WWU.