Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance

Associate Professor
Zoltan Kutalik

Unisanté - University of Lausanne

In the Statistical Genetics Group, we are interested in the development of statistical methodologies in order to decipher the genetic architecture of complex human traits related to obesity. To do this, we efficiently combine large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with various -omics data. Our methods improve genetic fine-mapping, reveal gene-environment interactions, dissect genetic subtypes of obesity, enhance causal effect estimation and detect various statistical artefacts. Furthermore, we are involved in large consortia researching the genetic basis of anthropometric traits (GIANT) and longevity (LifeGen).


  • Statistical genetics
  • Causal inference
  • Genome-wide association study
  • Gene-environment interaction


Prof. Zoltán Kutalik, PhD
Unisante, University of Lausanne


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