emer. o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.

Gerd W. Utermann

Gerd W. Utermann

Full Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences since 2001

  • Medical University of Innsbruck


Research Areas:

  • Medical-Theoretical Sciences, Pharmacy
  • Human genetics
  • Lipidomics research



Selected Memberships:

  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humangenetik
  • International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Humangenetik
  • Österreichische Atherosklerosegesellschaft

Selected Prizes:

  • G.B. Morgagni Goldmedaille der Universität Padua
  • Ehrenmedaille der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Humangenetik
  • Outstanding Achievement Award of the International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Schönheimer-Medaille der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Arterioskleroseforschung

Selected Publications:

  • Sandholzer, C.; Saha, N.; Kark, J. D.; Rees, A.; Jaross, W. et al. [..] (1992) Apo(a) isoforms predict risk for coronary heart disease. A study in six populations. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Bd. 12/10, S. 1214-1226.
  • Seed, M.; Hoppichler, F.; Reaveley, D.; McCarthy, S.; Thompson, G. R. et al. [..] (1990) Relation of serum lipoprotein(a) concentration and apolipoprotein(a) phenotype to coronary heart disease in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia. New England Journal of Medicine, Bd. 322, S. 1494-1499.
  • Utermann, G. (1989) The mysteries of lipoprotein(a). Science, Bd. 246, S. 904-910.
  • Utermann, G.; Pruin, N.; Steinmetz, A. (1979) Polymorphism of apolipoprotein E. III. Effect of a single polymorphic gene locus on plasma lipid levels in man. Clinical Genetics, Bd. 15/1, S. 63-72.
  • Utermann, G.; Hees, M.; Steinmetz, A. (1977) Polymorphism of apolipoprotein E and occurrence of dysbetalipoproteinemia in man. Nature, Bd. 269, S. 604-607.