Hilmar Klaus Luckhoff
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Dr Hilmar Klaus Lückhoff obtained his MBChB and HonsBSc (pathology) (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University (SU). He is a medical advisor to the private healthcare company Gknowmix established in 2007 under the auspices of the South African Medical Research Council. He was instrumental in the development of a pathology-supported genetic testing service linked to the generation of a research database at the interface between the laboratory and clinic.His research interests include risk management of common adult-onset chronic diseases, including neuropsychiatric illnesses such as major depressive disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. The focus of his current post-graduate studies at Stellenbosch University is the development of a novel pre-screen algorithm for cardio-metabolic risk management using the genomics database for clinical research translation. Utilization of this resource contributed to the development of reimbursement policies for complex genetic tests in the South African healthcare setting. Personal involvement in this process led to his engagement as an advisor in the genomics of cardiovascular disease for a local health insurance company. Over the course of his academic career, Dr Lückhoff has published a number of original articles and reviews in addition to overseeing and editing several post-graduate studies and manuscripts. He is regularly invited to review original articles and short communications for international high-impact journals. His specific fields of academic interest include personalized genomics, biostatistics, applied neurosciences, and pharmacogenomics.
Neuropsychiatric illnesses, Depressive disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.