Dr. Peter Willeit

Dr. Peter Willeit

Education


2003-2009 Doctor in Human Medicine
Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
2009-2010 MPhil in Epidemiology
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
2010-2013 PhD in Public Health and Primary Care
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

 

Present Appointment


2015- Erwin Schrödinger Fellow in Epidemiology
Austrian Science Trust, Austria
2015- Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, London, UK

 

Previous Appointment


2013-2015 Cardiovascular Epidemiologist
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

 

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes


2013 European Forum Alpbach: EUREGIO Young Researcher Award
2011 American Heart Association – Circulation Research: Best Manuscript Award
2011 Hans and Blanca Moser Foundation: Translational Cancer Research Award
2010 Dr Johannes and Hertha Tuba Foundation: Research Award

 

Publications


1 Willeit K, Pechlaner R, Willeit P, Skroblin P, Paulweber B, Schernthaner C, Toell T, Egger G, Weger S, Oberhollenzer M, Kedenko L, Iglseder B, Bonora E, Schett G, Mayr M, Willeit J, Kiechl S. Association Between Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 and Atrial Fibrillation. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 5 : 516-523. [PubMed] [DOI]

2 Langley SR, Willeit K, Didangelos A, Matic LP, Skroblin P, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Lengquist M, Rungger G, Kapustin A, Kedenko L, Molenaar C, Lu R, Barwari T, Suna G, Yin X, Iglseder B, Paulweber B, Willeit P, Shalhoub J, Pasterkamp G, Davies AH, Monaco C, Hedin U, Shanahan CM, Willeit J, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Extracellular matrix proteomics identifies molecular signature of symptomatic carotid plaques. J Clin Invest. 2017 4 : 1546-1560. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

3 Pechlaner R, Tsimikas S, Yin X, Willeit P, Baig F, Santer P, Oberhollenzer F, Egger G, Witztum JL, Alexander VJ, Willeit J, Kiechl S, Mayr.. Very-Low-Density Lipoprotein-Associated Apolipoproteins Predict Cardiovascular Events and Are Lowered by Inhibition of APOC-III. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 69 : 789-800. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

4 Willeit P, Skroblin P, Moschen AR, Yin X, Kaudewitz D, Zampetaki A, Barwari T, Whitehead M, Ramrez CM, Goedeke L, Rotllan N, Bonora E, Hughes AD, Santer P, Fernndez-Hernando C, Tilg H, Willeit J, Kiechl S, Mayr M.. Circulating MicroRNA-122 Is Associated With the Risk of New-Onset Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes. 2017 66 : 347-357. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

5 Barallobre-Barreiro J, Gupta SK, Zoccarato A, Kitazume-Taneike R, Fava M, Yin X, Werner T, Hirt MN, Zampetaki A, Viviano A, Chong M, Bern M, Kourliouros A, Domenech N, Willeit P, Shah AM, Jahangiri M, Schaefer L, Fischer JW, Iozzo RV, Viner R, Thum T, Heineke J, Kichler A, Otsu K, Mayr M. Glycoproteomics Reveals Decorin Peptides With Anti-Myostatin Activity in Human Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2016 Epub : ahead of print. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

6 Willeit P, Skroblin P, Kiechl S, Fernndez-Hernando C, Mayr M. Liver microRNAs: potential mediators and biomarkers for metabolic and cardiovascular disease?. Eur Heart J. 2016 14 : 3260-3266. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

7 Kaudewitz D, Skroblin P, Bender LH, Barwari T, Willeit P, Pechlaner R, Sunderland NP, Willeit K, Morton AC, Armstrong PC, Chan MV, Lu R, Yin X, Gracio F, Dudek K, Langley SR, Zampetaki A, de Rinaldis E, Ye S, Warner TD, Saxena A, Kiechl S, Storey RF, Mayr M. Association of MicroRNAs and YRNAs With Platelet Function. Circ Res. 2016 118 : 420-432. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

8 Zampetaki A, Willeit P, Burr S, Yin X, Langley SR, Kiechl S, Klein R, Rossing P, Chaturvedi N, Mayr M. Angiogenic MicroRNAs Linked to Incidence and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes. 2016 65 : 216-227. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

9 Willeit P, Freitag DF, Laukkanen JA, Chowdhury S, Gobin R, Mayr M, Di Angelantonio E, Chowdhury R. Asymmetric dimethylarginine and cardiovascular risk: systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 prospective studies. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 4 : e001833. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

10 Willeit J, Geley T, Schch J, Rinner H, Tr A, Kreuzer H, Thiemann N, Knoflach M, Toell T, Pechlaner R, Willeit K, Klingler N, Praxmarer S, Baubin M, Beck G, Berek K, Dengg C, Engelhardt K, Erlacher T, Fluckinger T, Grander W, Grossmann J, Kathrein H, Kaiser N, Matosevic B, Matzak H, Mayr M, Perfler R, Poewe W, Rauter A, Schoenherr G, Schoenherr HR, Schinnerl A, Spiss H, Thurner T, Vergeiner G, Werner P, Wll E, Willeit P, Kiechl S. Thrombolysis and clinical outcome in patients with stroke after implementation of the Tyrol Stroke Pathway: a retrospective observational study. The Lancet Neurology. 2015 14 : 48-56. [PubMed] [DOI]

11 Pechlaner R, Willeit P, Summerer M, Santer P, Egger G, Kronenberg F, Demetz E, Weiss G, Tsimikas S, Witztum JL, Willeit K, Iglseder B, Paulweber B, Kedenko L, Haun M, Meisinger C, Gieger C, Mller-Nurasyid M, Peters A, Willeit J, Kiechl S. Heme oxygenase-1 gene promoter microsatellite polymorphism is associated with progressive atherosclerosis and incident cardiovascular disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 35 : 229-236. [PubMed] [DOI]

12 Zampetaki A, Attia RQ, Mayr U, Gomes RS, Phinikaridou A, Yin X, Langley S, Willeit P, Lu R, Fanshawe B, Fava M, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Molenaar C, So PW, Abbas A, Jahangiri M, Waltham M, Botnar R, Smith A, Mayr M. Role of miR-195 in Aortic Aneurysmal Disease. Circ Res. 2014 115 : 857-866. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

13 Willeit P, Kiechl S, Kronenberg F, Witztum JL, Santer P, Mayr M, Xu Q, Mayr A, Willeit J, Tsimikas S. Discrimination and Net Reclassification of Cardiovascular Risk With Lipoprotein(a): Prospective 15-Year Outcomes in the Bruneck Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 64 : 851. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

14 Cuello F, Shankar-Hari M, Mayr U, Yin X, Marshall M, Suna G, Willeit P, Langley SR, Jayawardhana T, Zeller T, Terblanche M, Shah AM, Mayr M. Redox-state of pentraxin 3 as a novel biomarker for resolution of inflammation and survival in sepsis. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2014 13 : 2545-2557. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

15 Stegemann C, Pechlaner R, Willeit P, Langley S, Mangino M, Mayr U, Menni C, Moayyeri A, Santer P, Rungger G, Spector TD, Willeit J, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Lipidomics Profiling and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the Prospective Population-Based Bruneck Study. Circulation. 2014 129 : 1821-1831. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

16 Kaudewitz D, Lee R, Willeit P, McGregor R, Markus HS, Kiechl S, Zampetaki A, Storey RF, Channon KM, Mayr M. Impact of intravenous heparin on quantification of circulating microRNAs in patients with coronary artery disease. Thromb Haemost. 2013 110 : 609-615. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

17 Mayr M, Zampetaki A, Willeit P, Willeit J, Kiechl S. MicroRNAs within the Continuum of Postgenomics Biomarker Discovery. Arterioscl Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 33 : 206-214. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

18 Willeit P, Zampetaki A, Dudek K, Kaudewitz D, King A, Kirkby NS, Crosby-Nwaobi R, Prokopi M, Drozdov I, Langley SR, Sivaprasad S, Markus HS, Mitchell JA, Warner TD, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Circulating microRNAs as novel biomarkers for platelet activation. Circ Res. 2013 112 : 595-600. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

19 Tsimikas S, Willeit P, Willeit J, Santer P, Mayr M, Xu Q, Mayr A, Witztum JL, Kiechl S. Oxidation-specific biomarkers, prospective 15-year cardiovascular and stroke outcomes, and net reclassification of cardiovascular events. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 60 : 2218-2229. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

20 Zampetaki A, Willeit P, Tilling L, Drozdov I, Prokopi M, Renard JM, Mayr A, Weger S, Schett G, Shah A, Boulanger CM, Willeit J, Chowienczyk PJ, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Prospective Study on Circulating MicroRNAs and Risk of Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 60 : 290-299. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

21 Barallobre-Barreiro J, Didangelos A, Schoendube FA, Drozdov I, Yin X, Fernndez-Caggiano M, Willeit P, Puntmann VO, Aldama-Lpez G, Shah AM, Domnech N, Mayr M. Proteomics Analysis of Cardiac Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in a Porcine Model of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Circulation. 2012 125 : 789-802. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

22 Zampetaki A, Willeit P, Drozdov I, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Profiling of circulating microRNAs: from single biomarkers to re-wired networks.. Cardiovasc Res.. 2012 93 : 555-562. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

23 Zampetaki A, Kiechl S, Drozdov I, Willeit P, Mayr U, Prokopi M, Mayr A, Weger S, Oberhollenzer F, Bonora E, Shah A, Willeit J, Mayr M. Plasma MicroRNA Profiling Reveals Loss of Endothelial MiR-126 and Other MicroRNAs in Type 2 Diabetes. Circ Res. 2010 107 : 810-817. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]