Research Interests

Our main research interest is in the regulation of human energy balance with a particular focus on endocrinology (hormone research), diabetes, and overweight/obesity. We aim to better understand the underlying mechanisms of hunger, satiety, and related food intake. In addition, human biorhythms related to energy balance play an important role in our research.

Finally, we seek to identify homeostatic, behavioral, and endogenous mechanisms that influence human metabolic health and energy expenditure. The prevalence (disease incidence) of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity is steadily increasing. Our results, therefore, provide deeper insights into the mechanisms that promote obesity, for example, and may contribute to developing new therapeutic strategies.

Institute for Endocrinology and Diabetes

In our institute, many specialists work hand in hand to ensure that a study runs optimally. Our team comprises medical specialists, researchers, study nurses, medical-technical assistants, and documentalists.

Our employees are required to undergo continuous further training and are always up to date with the latest medical developments. In addition, we naturally work according to the guidelines of "Good Clinical Practice" (GCP). Since only studies are conducted in our institute, you will not experience a "typical" daily clinical routine with emergencies and rounds. There is close cooperation with the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) in Lübeck.