Present position

Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Endocrine Research Lab, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ulm

Research areas

Clinical

  • growth and body weight regulation in children and adolescents
  • body composition, metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents
  • growth in obesity
  • type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents

University education

1982-1989: Studies of Medicine, Medical School, Universities of Berlin, Ulm, Nice and Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University)

1990-1996: Training for specialist in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology

Scientific training/ Positions

1993: ESPE-Research Fellow, Hagedorn Research Institute, Gentofte, Denmark
1997: Clinical fellow and research fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children´s Hospital Ulm
1997: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Ulm
2004: Associated Professor, Pediatrics
Head of Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ulm
2007-2012: Spokesman/President of the German Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (APE/DGKED e.V.)
2012-2015: President German Association for the Study of Obesity
2015-2018: Board ESPE Science School

Prices, selected

1993: Research Fellowship of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
1995: Research Award of the German Society for Obesity Research
1997: EASO Research Award (Dublin)
1998: Research Award of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
2002: Research Award of the German Diabetes Association
2008: Research Award of the City of Ulm