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

In early October, the latest article by Chaise Murphy, until recently a PhD student in our group, and Prof. Karsten Köhler was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. The results of the article titled "Energy deficiency impairs resistance training gains in lean mass…

Our team is continuing to grow – we are happy to welcome Dr. Christoph Höchsmann to the professorship.

For the start of the EIT study project "STOP MetSyn" in November our team grows again by the two health coaches Luna Schumacher and Johannes Soulaiman. The project "STOP MetSyn" aims towards integrating healthier nutrition as well as more exercise into the everyday life of the study participants in…

Congratulations to our PhD student, Chaise Murphy, for passing his PhD exam with excellence and for his new position as a lecturer at Emporia State University in Kansas, USA.

With Karima Kirchner our team has grown again - welcome to our professorship. Since May 2021, Karima Kirchner supports our team, initially as an intern, later as a student assistant. Karima completed her bachelor's degree in "Molecular Biotechnology" from 2015 to 2019 at the University of…

Our recent publication in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism examined whether athletes become less active when their food intake is restricted. Energy availability (EA) is defined as the amount of dietary energy available to maintain physiological functions after…

Our team has grown again in 2021 - we are happy to welcome Valentin Nußer and Paulina Wasserfurth at our professorship.

One of our latest publications, "Exercise Shifts Hypothetical Food Choices toward Greater Amounts and More Immediate Consumption", was developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (USA) and explores the research question of the relationship between exercise and (direct)…

On February 9 and 10, the final presentations of the exercise "Nutrition Planning" took place - this year for the first time in a virtual format. The exercise is part of the module "Fundamentals of Nutrition" for the third semester students in the B.Sc. Sports Science program. Since the beginning…

Since November 2020 Sieglinde Hechenbichler is part of our growing team. Originally, she comes from Brasil and Honduras – following her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at National University of Honduras (UNAH) she worked as a general practitioner at the Honduran Diabetes Center (INADI). As part of her…