Florian Kronenberg received his MD from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After his training in Medical Genetics in Gerd Utermann’s laboratory he worked with Roger R. Williams and Steve Hunt at the Department of Cardiovascular Genetics at the University of Utah, USA. Later, he was the head of the Research Unit “Genetic Epidemiology” at the Institute of Epidemiology, at the Helmholtz Center Munich. In 2004, he became full professor and head of the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck.
His research interests are genetic and clinical epidemiological studies on lipoprotein(a) as well as genetics of complex diseases such as atherosclerosis, lipid disorders, kidney diseases, diabetes mellitus and related intermediate phenotypes. He served as workgroup member on several guideline and consensus initiatives in the field of kidney disease as well as lipid metabolism. Prof. Kronenberg has published more than 320 original papers. He has also authored more than 70 review articles, editorials and book chapters.