Consolidated Researcher Details:
I am a Research Associate at the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science at Kiel University. I studied Nutritional Sciences in Kiel and received my doctorate in 2007. The subjects of my PhD studies were Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype, oxidative stress and neurodegenerative processes. Since then, my main research interests have been focusing on APOE polymorphism and nutrition related processes, including inflammation and healthy ageing. Within my studies I use a broad range of molecular biology techniques as well as biochemical and physiological measurements to investigate underlying mechanisms of APOE genotype dependent effects in cells, targeted replacement mice and human samples.
The interaction between the APOE genotype and environmental influences such as dietary factors are the main objective of our project. Differential effects will be studied on ageing-related processes including inflammatory events.