Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2004
    Professor of nutrition, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

  • 2003
    Offer of a professorship at the University of Vienna, Austria, declined

  • 2003 – 2004
    Professor of nutrition, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 2000 – 2003
    Studied medicine at LMU Munich

  • 1990 – 1998
    Research associate, TU Munich

  • 1984 – 1990
    Studied ecotrophology at the Technical University (TU) of Munich, Germany

Selected publications

  • Junge KM, Bauer T, Geissler S, Hirche F, Thürmann L, Bauer M, Trump S, Bieg M, Weichenhan D, Gu L, Malm J-P, Ishaque N, Mücke O, Röder S, Herberth G, Diez U, Borte M, Rippe K, Plass C, Hermann C, Stangl GI, Eils R, Lehmann I (2015) Increased vitamin D levels at birth and in early infancy increase offspring allergy risk – evidence for involvement of epigenetic mechanisms. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (accepted).

  • Wege N, Schutkowski A, Boenn M, Bialek J, Schlitt A, Noack F, Grosse I, Stangl GI (2015) Men and women differ in their diurnal expression of monocyte peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α in the fed but not in the fasted state. FASEB J. 2015 Mar 30. pii: fj.14-267575. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Lehmann U, Riedel A, Hirche F, Brandsch C, Girndt M, Ulrich C, Seibert E, Hennings C, Glomb MA, Dierkes J, Stangl GI (2015) Vitamin D3 supplementation: response and predictors of vitamin D3 metabolites – a randomized controlled trial. Clin Nutr May 19 (Epub ahead of print).

  • di Giuseppe R, Kühn T, Hirche F, Buijsse B, Dierkes J, Fritsche A, Kaaks R., Boeing H, Stangl GI, Weikert C (2015) Plasma fibroblast growth factor 23 and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from the EPIC-Germany case-cohort study. Eur J Epidemiol 30, 131-141.

  • di Guiseppe R, Buijsse B, Hirche F, Wirth J, Arregui M, Westphal S, Isermann B, Hense HW, Dierkes J, Boeing H, Stangl GI, Weikert C (2014) Plasma fibroblast growth factor 23, parathyroid hormone, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and risk of heart failure: a prospective, case-cohort study. J. Clin. Endocrinol Metab. 99(3), 947-955.

  • Kühn J, Schutkowski A, Hirche F, Baur AC, Mielenz N, Stangl GI (2015) Non-linear increase of vitamin D content in eggs from chicks treated with increasing exposure times of ultraviolet light. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 148, 7-13.

  • Schmidt N, Brandsch C, Schutkowski A, Hirche F, Stangl GI (2014) Dietary vitamin D inadequacy accelerates calcification and osteoblast-like cell formation in the vascular system of LDL receptor knockout and wild-type mice. J. Nutr. 144(5), 638-646.

  • Max D, Brandsch C, Schumann S, Kühne H, Frommhagen M, Schutkowski A, Hirche F, Staege MS, Stangl GI (2014) Maternal vitamin D deficiency causes smaller muscle fibers and altered transcript levels of genes involved in protein degradation, myogenesis, and cytoskeleton organization in the newborn rat. Mol. Food Nutr. Res. 58, 343-352 (Epub 2013)

  • Lehmann U, Hirche F, Stangl GI, Hinz K, Westphal S, Dierkes J (2013) Bioavailability of vitamin D2 and D3 in healthy volunteers, a randomised placebo-controlled trial. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 98, 4339-4345

  • Schutkowski A, Krämer J, Kluge H, Hirche F, Krombholz A, Theumer T, Stangl GI (2013) UVB exposure of farm animals: study on a food-based strategy to bridge the gap between current vitamin D intakes and dietary targets. PLoS One Jul 24;8(7): e69418.

Selected projects

  • Funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the project "nutriCARD" – Competence Cluster for Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health (FKZ 01EA1411C), 2015 – 2018

  • BMBF-funded project: Coordination

  • BMBF-funded project: Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Health – From mechanistic and epidemiological evidence to innovative food (FKZ 01EA1323)

    2010 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Society of Nutrition Physiology

  • Member of the executive board of the German Nutrition Society (DGE)

  • Member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aging in Halle (IZAH)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Other interests: Natural sciences (esp. evolution), Classical ballet


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