Principal investigator

Dr. med. Verena Gaidzik
Department of Internal Medicine III
University of Ulm
Albert-Einstein-Allee 23
89081 Ulm
Phone: 0731-500-45707

Curriculum Vitae


We recently identified a recurrent microdeletion of the short arm of chromosome 3 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with normal cytogenetics. The commonly deleted region (CDR) contains 8 genes as well as one microRNA. In this project, we will perform genomic and functional characterization of the CDR by addressing the following aspects: (1) validation of the CDR on 3p14.1-p13 in additional cases; (2) functional analysis of the genes and the miRNA; (3) (epi)genetic analysis of the genes and the miRNA; (4) correlation of (epi)genetic findings with clinical characteristics and evaluation of their prognostic and predictive relevance.


Functional analysis of recurrent deletions of chromosomal band 3p14.1-p13 in acute myeloid leukemia


Gaidzik VI, Bullinger L, Schlenk RF, et al.: RUNX1 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia: results from a comprehensive genetic and clinical analysis from the AML study group. J Clin Oncol. 2011;10:1364-72.

Gaidzik VI, Paschka P, Späth D, et al. TET2 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia: Results from a comprehensive genetic and clinical analysis of the AML Study Group (AMLSG). J Clin Oncol. 2011 [accepted for publication]

Döhner H, Gaidzik VI: Impact of genetic features on treatment decisions in AML. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2011;2011:36-42

Bullinger L, Krönke J, Schön C, Radtke I, Urlbauer K, Botzenhardt U, Gaidzik V, Carió A, Senger C, Schlenk RF, Downing JR, Holzmann K, Döhner K, Döhner H: Identification of acquired copy number alterations and uniparental disomies in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia using high-resolution single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Leukemia. 2010;24:438-49.

Bullinger L, Krönke J, Gaidzik VI et al.: Comment on 'Integrative genomic profiling of human prostate cancer'. Leukemia. 2010;11:1970-2.

Deneberg S, Grövdal M, Karimi M, Jansson M, Nahi A, Corbacioglu A, Gaidzik V, et al.: Gene-specific and global methylation patterns predict outcome in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia. 2010;24:932-41.

Gaidzik VI, Schlenk RF, Moschny S, et al: German-Austrian AML Study Group. Prognostic impact of WT1 mutations in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia: a study of the German-Austrian AML Study Group. Blood. 2009;113:4505-11.