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Hieab Adams

Dr. Hieab Adams

About

I have a medical background with thorough experience in multidisciplinary research. In parallel to medical school I took part in two full-time research master programs, one in cell biology and one in clinical epidemiology. For three years I performed experimental research at the department of Cell Biology. Here I determined interaction networks of transcription factors for mental disorders in neural stem cells. On the other hand, I performed observational research at the department of Epidemiology focusing on population genetics and neuroimaging of age-related neurodegenerative diseases. My research was focused on the etiology of such diseases. Here I developed novel statistical methods and neuroimaging protocols, performed image processing, and genome/exome/epigenetic/transcriptome-wide association studies. Furthermore, this research had a very collaborative and international character.

I am the PI of the Precision Epidemiology group, where we characterize large populations in depth using cutting edge imaging and omics technologies. The diverse background of the group members – spanning fundamental research, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and clinical medicine – enables this envisioned multidisciplinary research line. So far I have over 100 publications, with over 80% in the top 25% journals of their respective fields. I have initiated and led multiple global consortia, including the JPND-funded HD-READY and Full-HD consortia, the UNIVRSE consortium, and more recently the UNITED consortium, which is the largest neuroimaging consortium worldwide focusing on neurodegeneration.

    Positions

    • Assistant Professor, departments of Epidemiology and Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    • Resident, n.i.t., Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    • Senior Editor, Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association

    Publications

    1. Satizabal, CL, Adams, HHH, Hibar, DP, White, CC, Knol, MJ, Stein, JL, Scholz, M, Sargurupremraj, M, Jahanshad, N, Roshchupkin, GV, Smith, AV, Bis, JC, Jian, X, Luciano, M, Hofer, E, Teumer, A, van der Lee, SJ, Yang, J, Yanek, LR, Lee, TV, Li, S, Hu, Y, Koh, JY, Eicher, JD, Desrivières, S, Arias-Vasquez, A, Chauhan, G, Athanasiu, L, Rentería, ME, Kim, S, Hoehn, D, Armstrong, NJ, Chen, Q, Holmes, AJ, den Braber, A, Kloszewska, I, Andersson, M, Espeseth, T, Grimm, O, Abramovic, L, Alhusaini, S, Milaneschi, Y, Papmeyer, M, Axelsson, T, Ehrlich, S, Roiz-Santiañez, R, Kraemer, B, Håberg, AK, Jones, HJ, Pike, GB, Stein, DJ, Stevens, A, Bralten, J, Vernooij, MW, Harris, TB, Filippi, I, Witte, AV, Guadalupe, T, Wittfeld, K, Mosley, TH, Becker, JT, Doan, NT, Hagenaars, SP, Saba, Y, Cuellar-Partida, G, Amin, N, Hilal, S, Nho, K, Mirza-Schreiber, N, Arfanakis, K, Becker, DM, Ames, D, Goldman, AL, Lee, PH, Boomsma, DI, Lovestone, S, Giddaluru, S, Le Hellard, S, Mattheisen, M, Bohlken, MM, Kasperaviciute, D, Schmaal, L, Lawrie, SM, Agartz, I, Walton, E, Tordesillas-Gutierrez, D, Davies, GE, Shin, J, Ipser, JC, Vinke, LN, Hoogman, M, Jia, T, Burkhardt, R, Klein, M, Crivello, F, Janowitz, D, Carmichael, O, Haukvik, UK, Aribisala, BS, Schmidt, H, Strike, LT, Cheng, CY, Risacher, SL, Pütz, B, Fleischman, DA, Assareh, AA, Mattay, VS, Buckner, RL, Mecocci, P, Dale, AM, Cichon, S, Boks, MP, Matarin, M, Penninx, BWJH, Calhoun, VD, Chakravarty, MM, Marquand, AF, Macare, C, Kharabian Masouleh, S, Oosterlaan, J, Amouyel, P, Hegenscheid, K, Rotter, JI, Schork, AJ, Liewald, DCM, de Zubicaray, GI, Wong, TY, Shen, L, Sämann, PG, Brodaty, H, Roffman, JL, de Geus, EJC, Tsolaki, M, Erk, S, van Eijk, KR, Cavalleri, GL, van der Wee, NJA, McIntosh, AM, Gollub, RL, Bulayeva, KB, Bernard, M, Richards, JS, Himali, JJ, Loeffler, M, Rommelse, N, Hoffmann, W, Westlye, LT, Valdés Hernández, MC, Hansell, NK, van Erp, TGM, Wolf, C, Kwok, JBJ, Vellas, B, Heinz, A, Olde Loohuis, LM, Delanty, N, Ho, BC, Ching, CRK, Shumskaya, E, Singh, B, Hofman, A, van der Meer, D, Homuth, G, Psaty, BM, Bastin, ME, Montgomery, GW, Foroud, TM, Reppermund, S, Hottenga, JJ, Simmons, A, Meyer-Lindenberg, A, Cahn, W, Whelan, CD, van Donkelaar, MMJ, Yang, Q, Hosten, N, Green, RC, Thalamuthu, A, Mohnke, S, Hulshoff Pol, HE, Lin, H, Jack, CR Jr, Schofield, PR, Mühleisen, TW, Maillard, P, Potkin, SG, Wen, W, Fletcher, E, Toga, AW, Gruber, O, Huentelman, M, Davey Smith, G, Launer, LJ, Nyberg, L, Jönsson, EG, Crespo-Facorro, B, Koen, N, Greve, DN, Uitterlinden, AG, Weinberger, DR, Steen, VM, Fedko, IO, Groenewold, NA, Niessen, WJ, Toro, R, Tzourio, C, Longstreth, WT Jr, Ikram, MK, Smoller, JW, van Tol, MJ, Sussmann, JE, Paus, T, Lemaître, H, Schroeter, ML, Mazoyer, B, Andreassen, OA, Holsboer, F, Depondt, C, Veltman, DJ, Turner, JA, Pausova, Z, Schumann, G, van Rooij, D, Djurovic, S, Deary, IJ, McMahon, KL, Müller-Myhsok, B, Brouwer, RM, Soininen, H, Pandolfo, M, Wassink, TH, Cheung, JW, Wolfers, T, Martinot, JL, Zwiers, MP, Nauck, M, Melle, I, Martin, NG, Kanai, R, Westman, E, Kahn, RS, Sisodiya, SM, White, T, Saremi, A, van Bokhoven, H, Brunner, HG, Völzke, H, Wright, MJ, van 't Ent, D, Nöthen, MM, Ophoff, RA, Buitelaar, JK, Fernández, G, Sachdev, PS, Rietschel, M, van Haren, NEM, Fisher, SE, Beiser, AS, Francks, C, Saykin, AJ, Mather, KA, Romanczuk-Seiferth, N, Hartman, CA, DeStefano, AL, Heslenfeld, DJ, Weiner, MW, Walter, H, Hoekstra, PJ, Nyquist, PA, Franke, B, Bennett, DA, Grabe, HJ, Johnson, AD, Chen, C, van Duijn, CM, Lopez, OL, Fornage, M, Wardlaw, JM, Schmidt, R, DeCarli, C, De Jager, PL, Villringer, A, Debette, S, Gudnason, V, Medland, SE, Shulman, JM, Thompson, PM, Seshadri, S, Ikram, MA(2019)Genetic architecture of subcortical brain structures in 38,851 individuals. Nat. Genet. 51 (11):1624-1636.
    2. Wang, J, Knol, MJ, Tiulpin, A, Dubost, F, de Bruijne, M, Vernooij, MW, Adams, HHH, Ikram, MA, Niessen, WJ, Roshchupkin, GV(2019)Gray Matter Age Prediction as a Biomarker for Risk of Dementia. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 116 (42):21213-21218.
    3. Knol, MJ, Loehrer, EA, Wen, KX, Bos, D, Ikram, MK, Vernooij, MW, Adams, HHH, Ikram, MA(2019)Migraine Genetic Variants Influence Cerebral Blood Flow. Headache :.
    4. Adams, HHH, Evans, TE, Terzikhan, N(2019)The Uncovering Neurodegenerative Insights Through Ethnic Diversity consortium. Lancet Neurol 18 (10):915.
    5. Vinke, EJ, Huizinga, W, Bergtholdt, M, Adams, HH, Steketee, RME, Papma, JM, de Jong, FJ, Niessen, WJ, Ikram, MA, Wenzel, F, Vernooij, MW, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative(2019)Normative brain volumetry derived from different reference populations: impact on single-subject diagnostic assessment in dementia. Neurobiol. Aging 84 :9-16.
    6. Kunkle, BW, Grenier-Boley, B, Sims, R, Bis, JC, Damotte, V, Naj, AC, Boland, A, Vronskaya, M, van der Lee, SJ, Amlie-Wolf, A, Bellenguez, C, Frizatti, A, Chouraki, V, Martin, ER, Sleegers, K, Badarinarayan, N, Jakobsdottir, J, Hamilton-Nelson, KL, Moreno-Grau, S, Olaso, R, Raybould, R, Chen, Y, Kuzma, AB, Hiltunen, M, Morgan, T, Ahmad, S, Vardarajan, BN, Epelbaum, J, Hoffmann, P, Boada, M, Beecham, GW, Garnier, JG, Harold, D, Fitzpatrick, AL, Valladares, O, Moutet, ML, Gerrish, A, Smith, AV, Qu, L, Bacq, D, Denning, N, Jian, X, Zhao, Y, Del Zompo, M, Fox, NC, Choi, SH, Mateo, I, Hughes, JT, Adams, HH, Malamon, J, Sanchez-Garcia, F, Patel, Y, Brody, JA, Dombroski, BA, Naranjo, MCD, Daniilidou, M, Eiriksdottir, G, Mukherjee, S, Wallon, D, Uphill, J, Aspelund, T, Cantwell, LB, Garzia, F, Galimberti, D, Hofer, E, Butkiewicz, M, Fin, B, Scarpini, E, Sarnowski, C, Bush, WS, Meslage, S, Kornhuber, J, White, CC, Song, Y, Barber, RC, Engelborghs, S, Sordon, S, Voijnovic, D, Adams, PM, Vandenberghe, R, Mayhaus, M, Cupples, LA, Albert, MS, De Deyn, PP, Gu, W, Himali, JJ, Beekly, D, Squassina, A, Hartmann, AM, Orellana, A, Blacker, D, Rodriguez-Rodriguez, E, Lovestone, S, Garcia, ME, Doody, RS, Munoz-Fernadez, C, Sussams, R, Lin, H, Fairchild, TJ, Benito, YA, Holmes, C, Karamujić-Čomić, H, Frosch, MP, Thonberg, H, Maier, W, Roshchupkin, G, Ghetti, B, Giedraitis, V, Kawalia, A, Li, S, Huebinger, RM, Kilander, L, Moebus, S, Hernández, I, Kamboh, MI, Brundin, R, Turton, J, Yang, Q, Katz, MJ, Concari, L, Lord, J, Beiser, AS, Keene, CD, Helisalmi, S, Kloszewska, I, Kukull, WA, Koivisto, AM, Lynch, A, Tarraga, L, Larson, EB, Haapasalo, A, Lawlor, B, Mosley, TH, Lipton, RB, Solfrizzi, V, Gill, M, Longstreth, WT Jr, Montine, TJ, Frisardi, V, Diez-Fairen, M, Rivadeneira, F, Petersen, RC, Deramecourt, V, Alvarez, I, Salani, F, Ciaramella, A, Boerwinkle, E, Reiman, EM, Fievet, N, Rotter, JI, Reisch, JS, Hanon, O, Cupidi, C, Uitterlinden, AGA, Royall, DR, Dufouil, C, Maletta, RG, de Rojas, I, Sano, M, Brice, A, Cecchetti, R, George-Hyslop, PS, Ritchie, K, Tsolaki, M, Tsuang, DW, Dubois, B, Craig, D, Wu, CK, Soininen, H, Avramidou, D, Albin, RL, Fratiglioni, L, Germanou, A, Apostolova, LG, Keller, L, Koutroumani, M, Arnold, SE, Panza, F, Gkatzima, O, Asthana, S, Hannequin, D, Whitehead, P, Atwood, CS, Caffarra, P, Hampel, H, Quintela, I, Carracedo, Á, Lannfelt, L, Rubinsztein, DC, Barnes, LL, Pasquier, F, Frölich, L, Barral, S, McGuinness, B, Beach, TG, Johnston, JA, Becker, JT, Passmore, P, Bigio, EH, Schott, JM, Bird, TD, Warren, JD, Boeve, BF, Lupton, MK, Bowen, JD, Proitsi, P, Boxer, A, Powell, JF, Burke, JR, Kauwe, JSK, Burns, JM, Mancuso, M, Buxbaum, JD, Bonuccelli, U, Cairns, NJ, McQuillin, A, Cao, C, Livingston, G, Carlson, CS, Bass, NJ, Carlsson, CM, Hardy, J, Carney, RM, Bras, J, Carrasquillo, MM, Guerreiro, R, Allen, M, Chui, HC, Fisher, E, Masullo, C, Crocco, EA, DeCarli, C, Bisceglio, G, Dick, M, Ma, L, Duara, R, Graff-Radford, NR, Evans, DA, Hodges, A, Faber, KM, Scherer, M, Fallon, KB, Riemenschneider, M, Fardo, DW, Heun, R, Farlow, MR, Kölsch, H, Ferris, S, Leber, M, Foroud, TM, Heuser, I, Galasko, DR, Giegling, I, Gearing, M, Hüll, M, Geschwind, DH, Gilbert, JR, Morris, J, Green, RC, Mayo, K, Growdon, JH, Feulner, T, Hamilton, RL, Harrell, LE, Drichel, D, Honig, LS, Cushion, TD, Huentelman, MJ, Hollingworth, P, Hulette, CM, Hyman, BT, Marshall, R, Jarvik, GP, Meggy, A, Abner, E, Menzies, GE, Jin, LW, Leonenko, G, Real, LM, Jun, GR, Baldwin, CT, Grozeva, D, Karydas, A, Russo, G, Kaye, JA, Kim, R, Jessen, F, Kowall, NW, Vellas, B, Kramer, JH, Vardy, E, LaFerla, FM, Jöckel, KH, Lah, JJ, Dichgans, M, Leverenz, JB, Mann, D, Levey, AI, Pickering-Brown, S, Lieberman, AP, Klopp, N, Lunetta, KL, Wichmann, HE, Lyketsos, CG, Morgan, K, Marson, DC, Brown, K, Martiniuk, F, Medway, C, Mash, DC, Nöthen, MM, Masliah, E, Hooper, NM, McCormick, WC, Daniele, A, McCurry, SM, Bayer, A, McDavid, AN, Gallacher, J, McKee, AC, van den Bussche, H, Mesulam, M, Brayne, C, Miller, BL, Riedel-Heller, S, Miller, CA, Miller, JW, Al-Chalabi, A, Morris, JC, Shaw, CE, Myers, AJ, Wiltfang, J, O'Bryant, S, Olichney, JM, Alvarez, V, Parisi, JE, Singleton, AB, Paulson, HL, Collinge, J, Perry, WR, Mead, S, Peskind, E, Cribbs, DH, Rossor, M, Pierce, A, Ryan, NS, Poon, WW, Nacmias, B, Potter, H, Sorbi, S, Quinn, JF, Sacchinelli, E, Raj, A, Spalletta, G, Raskind, M, Caltagirone, C, Bossù, P, Orfei, MD, Reisberg, B, Clarke, R, Reitz, C, Smith, AD, Ringman, JM, Warden, D, Roberson, ED, Wilcock, G, Rogaeva, E, Bruni, AC, Rosen, HJ, Gallo, M, Rosenberg, RN, Ben-Shlomo, Y, Sager, MA, Mecocci, P, Saykin, AJ, Pastor, P, Cuccaro, ML, Vance, JM, Schneider, JA, Schneider, LS, Slifer, S, Seeley, WW, Smith, AG, Sonnen, JA, Spina, S, Stern, RA, Swerdlow, RH, Tang, M, Tanzi, RE, Trojanowski, JQ, Troncoso, JC, Van Deerlin, VM, Van Eldik, LJ, Vinters, HV, Vonsattel, JP, Weintraub, S, Welsh-Bohmer, KA, Wilhelmsen, KC, Williamson, J, Wingo, TS, Woltjer, RL, Wright, CB, Yu, CE, Yu, L, Saba, Y, Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), European Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (EADI), Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium (CHARGE), Genetic and Environmental Risk in AD/Defining Genetic, Polygenic and Environmental Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (GERAD/PERADES), Pilotto, A, Bullido, MJ, Peters, O, Crane, PK, Bennett, D, Bosco, P, Coto, E, Boccardi, V, De Jager, PL, Lleo, A, Warner, N, Lopez, OL, Ingelsson, M, Deloukas, P, Cruchaga, C, Graff, C, Gwilliam, R, Fornage, M, Goate, AM, Sanchez-Juan, P, Kehoe, PG, Amin, N, Ertekin-Taner, N, Berr, C, Debette, S, Love, S, Launer, LJ, Younkin, SG, Dartigues, JF, Corcoran, C, Ikram, MA, Dickson, DW, Nicolas, G, Campion, D, Tschanz, J, Schmidt, H, Hakonarson, H, Clarimon, J, Munger, R, Schmidt, R, Farrer, LA, Van Broeckhoven, C, O'Donovan, MC, DeStefano, AL, Jones, L, Haines, JL, Deleuze, JF, Owen, MJ, Gudnason, V, Mayeux, R, Escott-Price, V, Psaty, BM, Ramirez, A, Wang, LS, Ruiz, A, van Duijn, CM, Holmans, PA, Seshadri, S, Williams, J, Amouyel, P, Schellenberg, GD, Lambert, JC, Pericak-Vance, MA(2019)Author Correction: Genetic meta-analysis of diagnosed Alzheimer's disease identifies new risk loci and implicates Aβ, tau, immunity and lipid processing. Nat. Genet. 51 (9):1423-1424.
    7. van der Lee, SJ, Knol, MJ, Chauhan, G, Satizabal, CL, Smith, AV, Hofer, E, Bis, JC, Hibar, DP, Hilal, S, van den Akker, EB, Arfanakis, K, Bernard, M, Yanek, LR, Amin, N, Crivello, F, Cheung, JW, Harris, TB, Saba, Y, Lopez, OL, Li, S, van der Grond, J, Yu, L, Paus, T, Roshchupkin, GV, Amouyel, P, Jahanshad, N, Taylor, KD, Yang, Q, Mathias, RA, Boehringer, S, Mazoyer, B, Rice, K, Cheng, CY, Maillard, P, van Heemst, D, Wong, TY, Niessen, WJ, Beiser, AS, Beekman, M, Zhao, W, Nyquist, PA, Chen, C, Launer, LJ, Psaty, BM, Ikram, MK, Vernooij, MW, Schmidt, H, Pausova, Z, Becker, DM, De Jager, PL, Thompson, PM, van Duijn, CM, Bennett, DA, Slagboom, PE, Schmidt, R, Longstreth, WT, Ikram, MA, Seshadri, S, Debette, S, Gudnason, V, Adams, HHH, DeCarli, C(2019)A genome-wide association study identifies genetic loci associated with specific lobar brain volumes. Commun Biol 2 :285.
    8. Zonneveld, HI, Roshchupkin, GV, Adams, HHH, Gutman, BA, van der Lugt, A, Niessen, WJ, Vernooij, MW, Ikram, MA(2019)High-Dimensional Mapping of Cognition to the Brain Using Voxel-Based Morphometry and Subcortical Shape Analysis. J. Alzheimers Dis. 71 (1):141-152.
    9. Ghanbari, M, Munshi, ST, Ma, B, Lendemeijer, B, Bansal, S, Adams, HH, Wang, W, Goth, K, Slump, DE, van den Hout, MCGN, van IJcken, WFJ, Bellusci, S, Pan, Q, Erkeland, SJ, de Vrij, FMS, Kushner, SA, Ikram, MA(2019)A functional variant in the miR-142 promoter modulating its expression and conferring risk of Alzheimer disease. Hum. Mutat. 40 (11):2131-2145.
    10. Parker, N, Vidal-Pineiro, D, French, L, Shin, J, Adams, HHH, Brodaty, H, Cox, SR, Deary, IJ, Fjell, AM, Frenzel, S, Grabe, H, Hosten, N, Ikram, MA, Jiang, J, Knol, MJ, Mazoyer, B, Mishra, A, Sachdev, PS, Salum, G, Satizabal, CL, Schmidt, H, Schmidt, R, Seshadri, S, Schumann, G, Völzke, H, Walhovd, KB, Wen, W, Wittfeld, K, Yang, Q, Debette, S, Pausova, Z, Paus, T(2019)Corticosteroids and Regional Variations in Thickness of the Human Cerebral Cortex across the Lifespan. Cereb. Cortex :.
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    Subcortical GWAS published in Nature Genetics
    Call for collaborators in the UNITED consortium
    Telorism data processed for 35.000 scans
    Defense of p-values published in Nature
    JPND working group statement published
    Acceptance abstracts to ESHG 2019
    Literature of all published imaging studies in neurodegeneration research
    Paper on cognition genes published in Aging
    Prize for Hieab Adams at Talent Day 2019
    Submission of three abstracts to ESHG
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