Prof. Dr. med. Dagmar Wieczorek

Direktorin des Instituts für Humangenetik
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Postal adress: Institut für Humangenetik
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 211 8112354
Fax: +49 211 8112538
E-Mail: humangenetik@uni-due.de
www: http://www.uniklinik-duesseldorf.de/Humangenetik

 

 

Curriculum vitae

Dagmar Wieczorek studied Medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum. In 1994, she started working as a research assistant at the Institute for Human Genetics, University Hospital Essen. In 1994, she also completed her doctorate at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 1998 to 1999 she was a research assistant at the University Children’s Hospital in Münster. In 2000, she received her approval as a medical specialist in human genetics, and in 2005 she qualified as a professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2006, she became a senior physician at the Institute of Human Genetics, University Hospital Essen, where she was responsible for the Genetic Consultation. Since December 2015, she has been head of the Institute for Human Genetics, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Her work focuses on clinical genetics, especially dysmorphology. In addition to clinical analyses, in particular the genotype-phenotype correlation, her main areas of interest are the identification of genes and modifying factors in rare syndromes.

Important publications

Bramswig NC, Lüdecke HJ, Alanay Y, Albrecht B, Barthelmie A, Boduroglu K, Braunholz D, Caliebe A, Chrzanowska KH, Czeschik JC, Endele S, Graf E, Guillén-Navarro E, Kiper PÖ, López-González V, Parenti I, Pozojevic J, Utine GE, Wieland T, Kaiser FJ, Wollnik B, Strom TM, Wieczorek D. Exome sequencing unravels unexpected differential diagnoses in individuals with the tentative diagnosis of Coffin-Siris and Nicolaides-Baraitser syndromes. Hum Genet. 2015 Jun;134(6):553-68.

Wieczorek D, Bögershausen N, Beleggia F, Steiner-Haldenstätt S, Pohl E, Li Y, Milz E, Martin M, Thiele H, Altmüller J, Alanay Y, Kayserili H, Klein-Hitpass L, Böhringer S, Wollstein A, Albrecht B, Boduroglu K, Caliebe A, Chrzanowska K, Cogulu O, Cristofoli F, Czeschik JC, Devriendt K, Dotti MT, Elcioglu N, Gener B, Goecke TO, Krajewska-Walasek M, Guillén-Navarro E, Hayek J, Houge G, Kilic E, Simsek-Kiper PÖ, López-González V, Kuechler A, Lyonnet S, Mari F, Marozza A, Mathieu Dramard M, Mikat B, Morin G, Morice-Picard F, Ozkinay F, Rauch A, Renieri A, Tinschert S, Utine GE, Vilain C, Vivarelli R, Zweier C, Nürnberg P, Rahmann S, Vermeesch J, Lüdecke HJ, Zeschnigk M, Wollnik B. A comprehensive molecular study on Coffin-Siris and Nicolaides-Baraitser syndromes identifies a broad molecular and clinical spectrum converging on altered chromatin remodeling. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Dec 20;22(25):5121-35.

Zweier C, Kraus C, Brueton L, Cole T, Degenhardt F, Engels H, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Graul-Neumann L, Horn D, Hoyer J, Just W, Rauch A, Reis A, Wollnik B, Zeschnigk M, Lüdecke HJ, Wieczorek D. A new face of Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome? De novo mutations in PHF6 in seven females with a distinct phenotype. J Med Genet. 2013 Dec;50(12):838-47.

Van Houdt JK, Nowakowska BA, Sousa SB, van Schaik BD, Seuntjens E, Avonce N, Sifrim A, Abdul-Rahman OA, van den Boogaard MJ, Bottani A, Castori M, Cormier-Daire V, Deardorff MA, Filges I, Fryer A, Fryns JP, Gana S, Garavelli L, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Hall BD, Horn D, Huylebroeck D, Klapecki J, Krajewska-Walasek M, Kuechler A, Lines MA, Maas S, Macdermot KD, McKee S, Magee A, de Man SA, Moreau Y, Morice-Picard F, Obersztyn E, Pilch J, Rosser E, Shannon N, Stolte-Dijkstra I, Van Dijck P, Vilain C, Vogels A, Wakeling E, Wieczorek D, Wilson L, Zuffardi O, van Kampen AH, Devriendt K, Hennekam R, Vermeesch JR. Heterozygous missense mutations in SMARCA2 cause Nicolaides-Baraitser syndrome. Nat Genet. 2012 Feb 26;44(4):445-9.

Hoyer J, Ekici AB, Endele S, Popp B, Zweier C, Wiesener A, Wohlleber E, Dufke A, Rossier E, Petsch C, Zweier M, Göhring I, Zink AM, Rappold G, Schröck E, Wieczorek D, Riess O, Engels H, Rauch A, Reis A. Haploinsufficiency of ARID1B, a member of the SWI/SNF-a chromatin-remodeling complex, is a frequent cause of intellectual disability. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Mar 9;90(3):565-72.