Prof. Dr. Dr. Eva-Christina Schulte

Group leader
Psychiatric Genomics
Prof. Dr. Dr. Eva-Christina Schulte
Division of Psychiatric Genomics
Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Human Genetics
University Hospital Bonn
Venusberg-Campus 1
53127 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 228 287 15794
Email: eschulte(at)

Research Focus

We focus on the genetics of psychiatric disorders in clinical care and basic research. For many years, we have participated in international consortia to identify genetic risk factors for common, complex genetic diseases (e.g. Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, COVID-19 HGI). These have successfully established diverse genetic risk factors for many complex neuropsychiatric disorders. What is lacking, however, is an understanding of how these genetic risk factors lead to mental health disorders. In our work, we seek to bridge this gap between the identification of genetic risk factors and their pathophysiologic consequences. To do so, methodologically, we use statistical genetics (association studies, polygenic risk scores), „omics“ approaches (lipidomics), and high-throughput functional follow-ups (CRISPR screens). Phenotypically, we work on, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia but also on transdiagnostic approaches.