The main scope of this thesis is to improve our understanding of the biological mechanisms of allergic disease, in particular asthma and rhinitis, by applying multi-omics approaches. We collected multi-omics data from the genome, epigenome, bulk and single-cell transcriptome, and the exposome. By applying association and machine learning approaches, we investigated epigenetic mechanisms of the development of allergic disease, revealed cell-type specific molecular regulation of asthma risk variants, identified biomarkers of allergy, and provided a prediction tool for allergic disease.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||[Groningen]|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|