Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2009
    Head of the Department Experimental Diabetology at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (Germany)

  • 2002 – 2009
    Deputy Head of the Department of Pharmacology (Head: Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Joost) at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (Germany)

  • 1999 – 2002
    Group leader at the Medical Faculty, Department of Pharmacology of the University of Aachen (Germany)

  • 1997 – 1999
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Immunology at the Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, California (USA)

  • 1997
    Habilitation, venia legendi in Pharmocology and Toxicology, Technical University Aachen

  • 1991 – 1997
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Aachen (Germany)

  • 1997 – 1991
    PhD thesis in Biology, University Goettingen (Germany)

  • 1981 – 1987
    Studies & diploma in Biology, University Münster and University Goettingen (Germany)

Selected publications

  • Baumeier C, Schlüter L, Saussenthaler S, Laeger T, Rödiger M, Alaze SA, Fritsche L, Häring HU, Stefan N, Fritsche A, Schwenk RW, Schürmann A. Elevated hepatic DPP4 activity promotes insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Mol Metab. 6:1254-1263 (2017).

  • Ambrosi TH, Scialdone A, Graja A, Gohlke S, Jank AM, Bocian C, Woelk L, Fan H, Logan DW, Schürmann A, Saraiva LR, Schulz TJ. Adipocyte Accumulation in the Bone Marrow during Obesity and Aging Impairs Stem Cell-Based Hematopoietic and Bone Regeneration. Cell Stem Cell. 20:771-784.e6. (2017).

  • Baumeier C, Saussenthaler S, Kammel A, Jähnert M, Schlüter L, Hesse D, Mickaël C, Lobbens S, Caiazzo R, Raverdy V, Pattou F, Nilsson E, Pihlajamäki J, Ling C, Froguel P, Schürmann A, Schwenk RW. Hepatic DPP4 DNA-methylation associates with fatty liver. Diabetes, 66:25-35 (2017).

  • Kluth O, Matzke D, Kamitz A, Jähnert M, Vogel H, Scherneck S, Schulze M, Staiger H, Machicao F, Häring, HU, Joost HG, Schürmann A. Identification of four mouse diabetes candidate genes altering β-cell proliferation. PloS Genetics 11(9):e1005506 (2015).

  • DeBosch BJ, Kluth O, Fujiwara H, Schürmann A, Moley K. Early-onset metabolic syndrome in mice lacking the intestinal urate transporter SLC2A9. Nat Commun. 5:4642 (2014).

  • Kluth O, Matzke D, Schulze G, Schwenk RW, Joost HG, Schürmann A. Differential transcriptome analysis of diabetes resistant and sensitive mouse islets reveals significant overlap with human diabetes susceptibility. Diabetes 63:4230-4238 (2014).

  • Vogel H, Scherneck S, Kanzleiter T, Benz V, Kluge R, Stadion M, Kryvych S, Blüher M, Klöting N, Joost HG, Schürmann A. Loss of function of Ifi202b by a microdeletion on chromosome 1 of C57BL/6J mice suppresses 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 expression and development of obesity. Hum Mol Genet. 21:3845-3857 (2012).

  • Hesse D, Jaschke A, Kanzleiter T, Witte N, Augustin R, Hommel A, Püschel GP, Petzke KJ, Joost HG, Schupp M, Schürmann A. The GTPase ARFRP1 is essential for normal hepatic glycogen storage and IGF1 secretion. Mol Cell Biol. 32:4363-4374 (2012).

  • Jaschke A, Chung B, Hesse D, Kluge R, Zahn C, Moser M, Petzke KJ, Brigelius-Flohé R, Puchkov D, Koepsell H, Heeren J, Joost HG, Schürmann A. The GTPase ARFRP1 controls the lipidation of chylomicrons in the Golgi of the intestinal epithelium. Hum Mol Genet. 21:3128-42 (2012)

  • Schulz N, Himmelbauer H, Rath M, van Weeghel M, Houten S, Kulik W, Suhre K, Scherneck S, Vogel H, Kluge R, Wiedmer P, Joost HG, Schürmann A. Role of Medium- and Short-Chain L-3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase in the Regulation of Body Weight and Thermogenesis. Endocrinology. 152:4641-4651 (2011).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Role of dietary factors on the development of type 2 diabetes

  • Identification of susceptibility genes of adiposity and diabetes; investigation of gene-nutrient interaction (nutrigenomics)

  • Identification of epigeneitc marks contributing to obestiy and type 2 diabetes Role of the Ras related GTPase ARFRP1 for adipogenesis and lipid metabolism

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member in the German obesity association (DAG)

  • Member in the German diabetes association (currently board member) (DDG)

Media coverage

  • Newspapers, Journals, Radio, TV

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • I'm married and have two daughters, born 1992 and 1994.


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