Postdoctoral Assistant
061 207 02 22
University of Basel
Department of Psychology
Division of Molecular Neuroscience
Office 110
Birmannsgasse 8
CH - 4055 Basel


  • 1: Freytag V, Carrillo-Roa T, Milnik A, Sämann PG, Vukojevic V, Coynel D, Demougin P, Egli T, Gschwind L, Jessen F, Loos E, Maier W, Riedel-Heller SG, Scherer M, Vogler C, Wagner M, Binder EB, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A. A peripheral epigenetic signature of immune system genes is linked to neocortical thickness and memory. Nat Commun. 2017 Apr 26;8:15193. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15193. PubMed PMID: 28443631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5414038.
  • 2: Freytag V, Probst S, Hadziselimovic N, Boglari C, Hauser Y, Peter F, Gabor Fenyves B, Milnik A, Demougin P, Vukojevic V, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Stetak A. Genome-Wide Temporal Expression Profiling in Caenorhabditis elegans Identifies a Core Gene Set Related to Long-Term Memory. J Neurosci. 2017 Jul 12;37(28):6661-6672. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3298-16.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 28592692.
  • 3: Milnik A, Vogler C, Demougin P, Egli T, Freytag V, Hartmann F, Heck A, Peter F, Spalek K, Stetak A, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Vukojevic V. Common epigenetic variation in a European population of mentally healthy young adults. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Dec;83:260-268. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.08.012. Epub 2016 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 27710795.
  • 4: Spalek K, Coynel D, Freytag V, Hartmann F, Heck A, Milnik A, de Quervain D, Papassotiropoulos A. A common NTRK2 variant is associated with emotional arousal and brain white-matter integrity in healthy young subjects. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 15;6:e758. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.20. PubMed PMID: 26978740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4872446.
  • 5: Heck A, Fastenrath M, Coynel D, Auschra B, Bickel H, Freytag V, Gschwind L, Hartmann F, Jessen F, Kaduszkiewicz H, Maier W, Milnik A, Pentzek M, Riedel-Heller SG, Spalek K, Vogler C, Wagner M, Weyerer S, Wolfsgruber S, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A. Genetic Analysis of Association Between Calcium Signaling and Hippocampal Activation, Memory Performance in the Young and Old, and Risk for Sporadic Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;72(10):1029-36. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1309. PubMed PMID: 26332608; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5291164.
  • 6: Luksys G, Fastenrath M, Coynel D, Freytag V, Gschwind L, Heck A, Jessen F, Maier W, Milnik A, Riedel-Heller SG, Scherer M, Spalek K, Vogler C, Wagner M, Wolfsgruber S, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain DJ. Computational dissection of human episodic memory reveals mental process-specific genetic profiles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Sep 1;112(35):E4939-48. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1500860112. Epub 2015 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 26261317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4568257.
  • 7: Vogler C, Gschwind L, Coynel D, Freytag V, Milnik A, Egli T, Heck A, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A. Substantial SNP-based heritability estimates for working memory performance. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 9;4:e438. doi: 10.1038/tp.2014.81. PubMed PMID: 25203169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4203010.
  • 8: Harrisberger F, Spalek K, Smieskova R, Schmidt A, Coynel D, Milnik A, Fastenrath M, Freytag V, Gschwind L, Walter A, Vogel T, Bendfeldt K, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Borgwardt S. The association of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and the hippocampal volumes in healthy humans: a joint meta-analysis of published and new data. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2014 May;42:267-78. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.03.011. Epub 2014 Mar 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 24674929.
  • 9: Tohme M, Lengelle R, Freytag V. A multiclass multivariate group comparison test: Application to drug safety. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:4711-4. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626384. PubMed PMID: 21096014.
  • 10: Labuda D, Labbé C, Langlois S, Lefebvre JF, Freytag V, Moreau C, Sawicki J, Beaulieu P, Pastinen T, Hudson TJ, Sinnett D. Patterns of variation in DNA segments upstream of transcription start sites. Hum Mutat. 2007 May;28(5):441-50. PubMed PMID: 17274005; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2683062.