Benjamin Dilberger, M.Sc.


Benjamin Dilberger holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he is currently developing C. elegans as new research tool to investigate brain aging and Alzheimer`s diseases following the mitochondrial cascade hypothesis. In his collaborative project he is closely working with the reserach group of Prof. Wenzel who chaired the professorship in molecular nutrition research. 

Methods: C. elegans cultivation, measurement of mitochondrial membrane potential, ATP,  pyruvate- and lactate- levels, markers of mitochondrial mass; High-Resolution Respirometry (Oxygraph-2k); western blotting, qRT-PCR, EM-microscopy.



Dilberger B, Passon M, Asseburg H, Silaidos CV, Schmitt F, Schmiedl T, Schieber A, Eckert GP.
Polyphenols and Metabolites Enhance Survival in Rodents and Nematodes-Impact of Mitochondria.
Nutrients. 2019 Aug 13;11(8). pii: E1886. [
open access(IF 4.196)

Dilberger B, Baumanns S, Schmitt F, Schmiedl T, Hardt M, Wenzel U, Eckert GP.
Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Impairs Energy Metabolism, Reduces Stress Resistance and Longevity of C. Elegans.
Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019:6840540 [open access(IF 4.868)

Reutzel M, Grewal R,  Dilberger B, Silaidos C, Joppe A, Eckert GP.
Cerebral mitochondrial and cognitive function during aging – a longitudinal study in NMRI mice.
Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2020: in press (IF 4.868)

Krabbendam I, Honrath B, Dilberger B, Iannetti E, Branicky R, Meyer T,  Evers B, Dekker F, Koopman W, Beyrath J, Bano D, Schmidt M, Bakker B, Hekim S, Culmsee C, Eckert GP, Dolga A
SK channel-mediated metabolic escape to glycolysis inhibits ferroptosis and supports stress resistance in C. elegans.
Cell Death & Disease in press (IF 5.959)

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© Prof. Dr. Gunter P. Eckert 2018