Team

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The study group "nutritional-neuroscience" consists of an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, food chemists, nutritional scientists, biophysicists and chemists, supported by bachelor and master students of the disciplines chemistry and biochemistry. With its all-embracing expertise the team is dedicated to explore the underlying mechanisms of brain ageing and of neurodegenerative diseases and it`s modulation by food-based prevention and pharmacological intervention. 

Gunter Eckert, Ph.D.

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Gunter P. Eckert studied food-chemistry and environmental toxicology and holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology. He is a trained pharmacologist and works since …

Rekha Grewal, M.Sc.

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Rekha Grewal holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in chemistry. For her Ph.D. she is currently doing research on olive polyphenols for the prevention …

Dr. Martina Reutzel, M.Sc.

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Dr. Martina Reutzel (neé Heinrich) holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in chemistry. For her Ph.D. she is currently doing research on olive polyphenols …

Lukas Babylon, M.Sc.

Lukas Babylon holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he is currently working with different cell models exploring …

Fabian Schmitt, M.Sc.

Fabian Schmitt holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he is currently working with the nematode C. elegans as a …

Carten Esselun, M.Sc.

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Carsten Esselun holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in chemistry. For his Ph.D. he is currently exploring the molecular mechanisms of polyunsaturated …

Bernhard Hellmann, M.Sc.

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Bernhard Hellmann holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he is currently exploring the neuroprtective potential …

Natalia Lest, LTA

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Natalia Lest is a trained agricultural technical assistant (LTA) and supports the whole team with her broad technical expertise. She is responsible …

Christine Roppert, CTA

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Christine Roppert is a trained chemical assistant (CTA) and supports the whole team with her broad technical expertise. She is responsible for the …

Alumni

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Following persons were part of the team:

Dr. Heike Asseburg, Ph.D.

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Heike Asseburg holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional science. For her Ph.D. she is currently doing research on the preventive effects of …

Dr. Maximilian Pohland, Ph.D.

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Maximilian Pohland holds a Master of Science (M. Sc.) in chemistry. For his Ph. D. he is developing and testing new potential drugs against Alzheimer’s …

Dr. Stephanie Hagl, Ph.D.

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Stephanie Hagl graduated in biophysics and earned her Ph.D.  in the nutritional neuroscience research group. She tested the neuroprotective potential …

Dr. Dirk Berressem, Ph.D.

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Dirk Berressem holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in chemistry and is currently worked on the project entitled "long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids …

Dr. Sarah Özkan

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Dr. Sarah Özkan studied food-chemistry and worked on her Ph.D. thesis on synaptic dysfunction resulting out of altered cholesterol biosynthesis in …

Dr. Carmina Silaidos, M.Sc.

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Carmina Silaidos (neé Schaefer) holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional science. For her Ph.D. she is currently doing research on the preventive …

Dr. Benjamin Dilberger, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Benjamin Dilberger holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) and a doctoral degree in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he developed C. elegans as new research …

Nicole Franke

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Nicole Franke holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in chemistry. For her Ph.D. she did research on omega-3 fatty acids but desided not to stay in science …

© Prof. Dr. Gunter P. Eckert 2018