Welcome at the Assistant Professorship of Exercise, Nutrition and Health!

Our overarching goal is to understand the interactions between diet and exercise and how we can use this knowledge to improve human health and performance. We are particularly interested in the multiple pathways how exercise affects energy balance, and how acute and chronic under- or overeating impact the regulation of body weight, body composition, metabolism, and musculoskeletal health.

News

Dr. Paulina Wasserfurth, Dr. Frank Huelsemann, and Prof. Dr. Karsten Koehler just recently published their newest article titled “Changes in urinary stable nitrogen isotope ratios during controlled short-term energy deficit: a proof-of-principle analysis.”.  The study aimed to understand how an…

Lucas Thurnherr was rewarded with the poster prize at this year's annual academic celebration for his poster entitled "Nutrition Knowledge of German Elite Athletes". Proper nutrition is crucial for elite athletes, but do they put theoretical sports nutrition guidelines into practice? This question…

On November 28th, the Future++ team presented the development and key outcomes of the project 'Sports and Social Inclusion: Future for Children FUTURE++' during the Final Conference held at the FCBarcelona 1998 Auditorium in Barcelona. Fueled by Erasmus+ funding, the Future++ project aimed to…

From November 9th to 10th, 2023, the GEST:23 conference of the German Association of Sport Science (dvs) section Training sciences took place at the German Sport University Cologne. This year's symposium title was "Optimizing Training in Sports, Exercise, and Health." The professorship of Exercise,…

Dr. Christoph Höchsmann recently published a research article titled “Initial weight loss and early intervention adherence predict long-term weight loss during the Promoting Successful Weight Loss in Primary Care in Louisiana lifestyle intervention”. This secondary analysis of data from the…

In collaboration with Eimear Dolan, José Areta, Daniel P. Longman and Herman Pontzer, Karsten Köhler Köhler published the article "Energy constraint and compensation: Insights from endurance athletes". The review was conducted in association with the research symposium "Extremes of Energy Balance",…

Karsten Köhler, Lewis Halsey and José Areta have recently published an article titled "Does eating less or exercising more to reduce energy availability produce distinct metabolic responses?" in the Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The narrative review examines how the…

Cole Yager will be joining our team for the next 8 weeks as part of the TUM PREP (Practical Research Experience Program). He is currently studying Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and Metabolism at his home University, the University of California, Berkeley. During his stay here, he will focus…

The ECSS congress took place in Paris from July 04-07. The Professorship of Exercise, Nutrition and Health was represented with lectures by Prof. Köhler and Dr. Christoph Höchsmann. Further information about the congress and the lectures can be found here.

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit took place in Hamburg from June 22 to 24. The Professorship of Exercise, Nutrition and Health was represented with lectures by Prof. Köhler, Dr. Wasserfurth and Helena Engel. Prof. Köhler lectured in the session "SMHS meets Fitness Science Council: Muscle vs.…