The Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases is part of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.). The primary research objective of the research groups working in the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases is personalized prediction of diabetes risk abetes prevention as well as personalized therapy. A special focus is placed on gene-environment interaction.
Contribution to the research program of the German Center for Diabetes Research
- Establishment of the German pre-diabetes intervention study to develop personalized diabetes prevention strategies
- Development and application of new non-invasive methods for assessing individual risk of diabetes and personalized diabetes prevention and therapy
- Systematic analysis of blood metabolites to identify early markers of impaired glucose metabolism and assess their potential for clinical diabetes prediction
- Studies on the role of the brain in the regulation of appetite, exercise, insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and ectopic fat accumulation in tissue