Adipose tissue heterogeneity and metabolic control

Professor Christian Wolfrum

Full Professor of the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Host: David Sanchez-Infantes (IGTP)

Date and time: | 15.00

Venue: Auditorium, IJC Building, Campus Can Ruti

Christian was born on July 17, 1972 in Bonn, Germany and studied Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. After his graduation, he spent six years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Markus Stoffel at the Rockefeller University in New York, USA. In 2007 he moved to the ETH Zurich and in 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor for Obesity Research. His research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the altered adipocyte differentiation and maturation associated with obesity and other metabolic disorders. Christian Wolfrum received the several honors, including the H.P. Kaufmann Award (2000), the Young Investigators Award by the EFSTL (2004), the Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the ERC (2008) and the Rössler Award (2014)