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Prof. Dr. Matthias Schulze

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P1: Trace element status during aging in the EPIC-Potsdam study


German Institute of Human Nutrition
Dept. Molecular Epidemiology
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal

Specific Qualification in TraceAge

The Department of Molecular Epidemiology at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), led by Matthias Schulze, has long-standing experience in epidemiologic research on dietary determinants of T2DM risk based on large-scale population-based studies, in particular the EPIC-Potsdam cohort study. The research has specifically focused on biomarkers of dietary intake and metabolism (fatty acid phospholipid composition, lipidomics, Fe metabolism) and their relation to T2DM, also in the context of genetic interactions. The group has substantial experience in complex statistical modeling, e.g. with regard to biomarker mediation effects, dietary pattern analysis and the analysis of complex biomarker profiles.

Qualifications and Scientific Career


Full Professor (W3), Dept. Molecular Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Germany


Professor (W2) Public Health Nutrition, Technical University Munich, Germany


Postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) in 'Human Nutrition', Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

2004 - 2008

Postdoctoral research fellow , Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Germany

2002 - 2004

Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Nutrition, Havard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

1998 - 2003

Doctoral thesis in the Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Germany

1996 - 1997

Studies of Public Health (Master) at the Tulane University New Orleans, USA

1990 - 1996

Studies of Nutrition (Diplom) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Membership in Scientific Committees

Member editorial board, Diabetologia

Member editorial board, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Member editorial board, British Journal of Nutrition

since 2010
Member scientific board, German Nutrition Society

since 2014
Member scientific board, European Diabetes Epidemiology Group

Speaker working group Epidemiology, German Nutrition Society

Speaker, working group Nutritional Epidemiology, German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi)