Yvonne Böttcher

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Böttcher

Functional genetics of obesity

University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, Oslo, Norway
Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
IFB AdiposityDiseases, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
yvonne [dot] bottcher [at] medisin [dot] uio [dot] no


Our research interest lies in genetic predisposition and epigenetic mechanisms of obesity and its co-morbidities with a special emphasis on type 2 diabetes. We apply genome wide approaches to paired samples of visceral and subcutaneous human adipose tissue as well as candidate gene based analyses to further elucidate the concerted action of environmental and genetic factors contributing to the obesity epidemics and individual fat distribution. In particular, we analyze depot-specificity in both chromatin accessibility and mRNA modifications and how this relates to clinical variables related to obesity.