Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1995
    Studied medicine at Giessen University, Germany; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; University College, London, UK

  • 1996
    Graduate degree (Dr. med.), summa cum laude

  • 1995 – 1998
    Specialist training in internal medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Postdoc at University of Wales College of Medicine (UWCM), Cardiff, UK

  • 2001 – 2003
    Specialist training in internal medicine, University of Leipzig

  • 2002
    Graduate degree (Ph.D.) UWCM, Cardiff, UK

  • 2003
    Specialist examinations in internal medicine, senior consultant in Department III of the Medical Clinic, University of Leipzig

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in internal medicine, University of Leipzig

  • 2004
    Subspecialisation in endocrinology

  • 2006
    Professor by special appointment (Apl.), University of Leipzig

  • 2006 – 2011
    Managing consulting physician and director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in Department III of the Medical Clinic, University of Leipzig

  • 2007
    Subspecialisation in diabetology from the DDG (German Diabetes Association)

  • 2008 – 2011
    Deputy director of the Endocrinology and Nephrology Clinic, University of Leipzig

  • 2009
    Appointed W3 professor of internal medicine and chair in endocrinology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • Since 2011
    Director, Clinic for Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders and Central Laboratory – teaching and research, Essen University Hospital

Selected publications

  • Krause K, Boisnard A, Ludgate ME, Eszlinger M, Krohn K, Fuhrer D. Comparative proteomic analysis of constitutive active TSH receptor mutations associated with differential stimulation of growth and function in the human thyroid. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2012 Feb;44(2):290-301.

  • Karger S, Krause K, Gutknecht M, Schierle K, Graf D, Steinert F, Dralle H, Fuhrer D. ADM3, TFF3 and LGALS3 are discriminative molecular markers in fine-needle aspiration biopsies of benign and malignant thyroid tumours. Br J Cancer. 2012 Jan 31;106(3):562-8.

  • Krause K, Prawitt S, Eszlinger M, Ihling C, Sinz A, Schierle K, Gimm O, Dralle H, Steinert F, Sheu SY, Werner Schmid K, Fuhrer D. Dissecting molecular events in thyroid neoplasia provides evidence for distinct evolution of follicular adenoma and carcinoma. Am J Pathol. 2011; 179:3066-74

  • Weidinger C, Krause K, Fuhrer D: FOXO3 is inhibited by the oncogenic p110alpha mutant H1074R in thyrocytes, but can be reactivated by the NSAID Sulindac-Sulfide. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Sep;96(9):E1361-71

  • Klagge A, Weidinger C, Krause K, Müller K, Fuhrer D. The Role of FoxO3a in DNA Damage in thyrocytes. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2011 Aug 30;18(5):555-64.

  • Kratzsch J, Petzold A, Raue F, Reinhardt W, Bröcker-Preuß M, Görges R, Mann K, Karges W, Luster M, Reiners C, Thiery J, Dralle H, Fuhrer D: Comparison of basal and stimulated calcitonin and procalcitonin using different commercially available assays in patients with and without medullary thyroid cancer. Clin Chem. 57:467-74, 2011.

  • Müller K, Weidinger C, Fuhrer D: Insulin glargine and insulin have identical effects on proliferation and PI3K/AKT signalling in rat thyrocytes and human follicular thyroid cancer cells. Diabetologia 53:1001-1003, 2010.

  • Krause K, Jessnitzer B, Fuhrer D. Proteomics in thyroid tumor research. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 94: 2717-24, 2009.

  • Krause K, Karger S, Schiehorn A, Poncin S, Many C, Fuhrer D: Protein profiling in cold thyroid nodules: relevance of H2O2 generator/detoxification system and implications for pathogenesis. Endocrinology 148: 1754-1763, 2007.

  • Krohn K, Fuhrer D, Bayer Y, Eszlinger M, Brauer V, Neumann S, Paschke R: Molecular pathogenesis of euthyroid and toxic multinodular goiter. Endocrine Reviews 26: 504-24, 2005.

Selected projects

  • Priority Programme (SPP) 1629 Thyroid Trans Act

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Mentor in the "EliMED Programme", University of Leipzig, 2007 – 2009

  • Vice president of the German Society of Endocrinology (DGE), since 2008

  • Member of the advisory board to the Thyroid Section, DGE, since 2008

  • Student liaison for the German National Academic Foundation at the University of Leipzig, 2008 – 2011

  • Coordinator for the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme 1629 THYROID TRANS ACT (together with Prof. Dr. K. Brix, Bremen, and PD Dr. H. Biebermann, Berlin), 2012

  • President of the ETA-CRN (European Thyroid Association – Cancer related Network)


  • German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM), since 2012

  • Pergamon von Galenus Prize, jury, since 2012

  • Continuing education conference "Internist Update – Endocrinology", DGIM, since 2009

  • Intensive training course in clinical endocrinology, DGE, since 2008; scientific coordinator of the 2008 conference in Leipzig

  • "Endocrinology Update Saxony", 2007 – 2010

  • "Luisenthaler Gespräche", continuing education seminar, DGE, since 2007

  • Hot Thyroidology, Guidelines Board – European Thyroid Association, since 2007

  • Highlight Group – European Journal of Endocrinology, 2001 – 2002

Review activities

  • Journal of Endocrinology, Editorial Board 2007 – 2009

  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

  • European Journal of Endocrinology

  • Thyroid

  • Lancet

  • Human Genetics

  • Journal of Pathology

  • Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes

  • Hormone and Metabolic Research

  • Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

  • Molecular Endocrinology


  • German Society of Endocrinology (DGE)

  • European Thyroid Association (ETA)

  • Endocrine Society

  • German Diabetes Association (DDG)

  • German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM)

Additional qualifications

  • Subspecialisation in endocrinology, diabetology, andrology

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Music, mountain hiking, photography, travel

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with two children


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