The University of Munich (LMU) is the leading teaching and research university in Germany, ranking 1st in Germany in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Along with the neighbouring Max-Planck, Helmholtz, and Technical University institutions, it is regarded as a major European science hub. LMU is a large beneficiary of the German excellence initiative, and has been awarded more than 35 ERC grants. Under FP7, LMU was the recipient of 226 grants, 57 of which are/were located at the University Hospital. The department of Paediatrics has one of the strongest paediatric nutrition research programmes in Europe, with respect to research, training, and impact on policy and practice, and belongs to the top groups in this field globally.
The research group led by Professor Koletzko conducts laboratory based studies (stable isotope tracers, genotyping and metabolomics/lipidomics) and large clinical trials (supplementation of pregnant women and early postnatal diet). The expertise in the field of nutrition and metabolism is documented by 737 peer reviewed journal articles (12543 times cited, Hirsch index 57), 190 book chapters and 29 books. Furthermore, Professor Koletzko has been, or is involved, as a partner in several EU projects like NUHEAL, TORNADO and as co-ordinator in the FP5-programme CHOP, the FP6-programme EARNEST and FP7 programme EarlyNutrition. LMU’s expertise in nutritional science, biology, epidemiology and the clinical and laboratory infrastructure developed during these projects will contribute to DynaHEALTH.
Professor Berthold Koletzko
Professor of Paediatrics and DynaHEALTH Principal Investigator.
In 2013, Berthold was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant. He is partner in the German Ministry of Research funded National Competence Network on Obesity, member of the German Research Council Review Board Medicine, and chair for the scientific board of the German Government Network Young Families.
Dr Olaf Uhl
Analytical Chemist, responsible for mass spectrometry analyses.
Dr Christian Hellmuth
Pharmacist, will focus on metabolomics data interpretation.
Role in this project
LMU is Work Package 2 leader and has research tasks in Work Package 4.