Dr Felix Grassmann
Dr Felix Grassmann

Dr Felix Grassmann

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Institute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus
Ashgrove Road West
AB25 2ZD

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I received my PhD in the field of human genetics from the University of Regensburg, Germany. I spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and was appointed as Senior Lecturer of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Institute of Medical Sciences. Currently, I am a Professor of Epidemiology and the Health and Medical University in Potsdam, Germany as well as a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the IMS in Aberdeen.

Prizes and Awards

2018               Leopoldina Postdoc Fellowship

2016               Travel Grant “RD Meeting Travel Grant” 2016 (Kyoto, Japan)

2016               Pro Retina “Makula-Forschungspreis” (Excellence in Visual Science Award)

2015               Distinguished PhD-Thesis Award (University of Regensburg)

2015              Travel Grant “ARVO Travel Grant“ 2015 (Denver, Colorado, USA)

2012             ProRetina Travel Award (RD Meeting 2012)

2009             Alumni Award University of Regensburg

2009             ProRetina Poster Award


Research Overview

The main focus of my research is to understand the inherited and acquired genetics in complex diseases. To this end, I am working with public datasets as well as consortia to generate the largest datasets for each disease of interest. I am particularly interested in diseases with a significant individual and societal burden in aging populations such as age-related macular degeneration, breast cancer and cardiometabolic diseases. My group uses the full spectrum of high-throughput omics tools available to understand the underlying biology behind those diseases with the potential to uncover novel ways to treat of prevent them.

Research Areas

Biomedical Sciences


Applied Health Sciences


Research Specialisms

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Statistics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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