Prof. Dr. Christian Wolfrum

Prof. Dr.  Christian Wolfrum

Prof. Dr. Christian Wolfrum

Inst.f. Lebensm.wiss.,Ern.,Ges.

SLA C 94

Schorenstrasse 16

8603 Schwerzenbach

Switzerland

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Curriculum Vitae

Christian Wolfrum has been Full Professor of the Institute of Food Nutrition and Health at the ETH Zurich since January 2017.

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)

Research

2010/04 - present | Associate Professor for Translational Nutritional Biology

2008/06 - 2010/03 | Assistant Professor for Obesity Research

2007/02 - present | Group leader position at the Competence Centre for Systems Physiology of Metabolic Disorders (CC-SPMD). Adipocyte development and the progression of metabolic disorders

2000/11 - 2006/07 | Postdoctoral Research - Rockefeller University, NYC, USA. Signalling cascades regulating lipid metabolism

2000/03 - 2000/10 | Postdoctoral Research - Department of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Germany. Ligand activated nuclear receptors and intracellular lipid transport

1997/06 - 2000/02 | Ph.D.-Thesis Research - Department of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Germany. Ligand activated nuclear receptors and intracellular lipid transport

1996/07 - 1997/05 | Diploma Thesis Research – Department of Biochemistry, University of Münster, Germany and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA. Lipid protein interaction, cytosolic and nuclear lipid transport

Awards

ERC Starting Independant Researcher Grant from 2008/07

Young Investigators Award 2004 of the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids

H.P. Kaufmann Award 2000 “For Young Scientists” of the German Society for Fat Science

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