Portrait von Prof. Dr. Justo Lorenzo Bermejo
Prof. Dr. Justo Lorenzo Bermejo

Wiss. Mitarbeiter (Medizinische Biometrie)


Statistics for Molecular Medicine, Identification of Molecular Markers towards Personalized Prevention and Treatment of Gallbladder Cancer, Robust and Bayesian methods in Statistical Genetics and Molecular Epidemiology

06221 56-4180

Head of Statistical Genetics Group Research Projects

Ärztlicher / Beruflicher Werdegang


Heidelberg University


Habilitation (Postdoctoral thesis) in Epidemiology and Medical Biometry
Heidelberg Medical Faculty

seit 2009

Leader of the Statistical Genetics Research Group
Institute of Medical Biometry
Heidelberg University

seit 2003

Research Group Molecular Genetics of Breast cancer and the Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology
German Cancer Research Center

2002 – 2003

Three-month research stay at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Statistical Consultant at the IT company ‘Information-Works GmbH’, Hamburg, Germany
and lecturer in Data Mining at the Institute of Business Information Technology, University of Hamburg, Germany

1998 – 2002

PhD in Quantitative Genetics, University of Kiel, Germany


Master of Business Administration, Business School of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

1993 – 2003

Mathematics, Spanish Open University, Spain

1990 – 1997

Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Teaching Portfolio

seit 2014

Introduction to Bioinformatics, Master in Medical Biometry/Biostatistics, University of Heidelberg

seit 2012

Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Bioinformatics and Advanced Statistics, joint Master of Science in Medical Informatics of University of Chile and University of Heidelberg
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, Master of Science in Medical Biometry/Biostatistics, University of Heidelberg

seit 2011

Genetic Epidemiology and Bayesian Statistics, Master of Science in Epidemiology, Institute of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics, Mainz Medical University
Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Master of Science in Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg

seit 2008

Epidemiology, Major in Cancer Biology organized by the Faculty of Biosciences, University of Heidelberg, in collaboration with the German Cancer Research Center

2006 – 2008

Genetic Epidemiology, Tampere School of Public Health, Finland

seit 2005

Medical Biometry and Epidemiology, Heidelberg Medical Faculty

Postgraduate supervision

seit 2021

Renzo Sadath Salazar Sánchez: Identification of circulating micro-RNAs causally associated with gallbladder cancer and development of a multifactorial risk prediction score

seit 2020

Constanza Fabiola González: Gallstone disease, prophylactic cholecystectomy and risk of cancer in the Chilean population

seit 2020

Alice Blandino: Identification and validation of circulating small non-coding RNAs associated with gallbladder cancer risk

seit 2019

Valentina Gárate: Genetic and genomic characterization of Chilean gallbladder cancer patients

seit 2018

Linda Zollner: Analysis of the causal relationship between genetic origin and common diseases in South America

2017 – 2020

Heike Deutelmoser: Development and application of robust regularized regression methods in multi-omics cancer studies

2016 – 2019

Karen García Mesa: Interaction between genetic Genetic ancestry and breast cancer in Colombia

2015 – 2020

Carol Barahona Ponce: Identification of factors causally linked to the risk of gallbladder cancer by means of mendelian randomization

2015 – 2020

Felix Boekstegers: Gallbladder cancer in a high incidence population: Validation of genetic risk factors and risk prediction models

2015 – 2019

Regina Brinster: Optimal selection of genetic variants for adjustment of population stratification in European association studies

2014 – 2019

Rosa González Silos: Robust statistical methods for genetic association tests based on allele counts from sequence data

2014 – 2018

Pablo Felipe Báez Benavides: Linkage and association analysis towards identification of genetic markers of cholelithiasis and gallbladder cancer risk in Chile

2013 – 2015

Maria Kabisch: Imputation of missing genotypes in genetic studies through generalizations of the basic coalescent

2012 – 2016

Miriam Kesselmeier: Robust generalised linear regression models in genetic studies: Assessment of standard techniques and their generalisation to incorporate Hampel's function

2011 – 2014

Barbara Peil: Tailored reference panel selection using statistical depth to improve genotype imputation accuracy