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

Since April, our team has grown by four new interns. In addition, a new student assistant joined our team in May. Welcome to the team Viktoriia Dudko, Fiona Hieninger, Max Buchner, Niklas Mohr & Julian Brummer. Viktoriia Dudko completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrtitional Sciences at the TUM…

In February, Alexandra Martin's latest research paper, "Tissue losses and metabolic adaptations both contribute to the reduction in resting metabolic rate following weight loss," was published in the International Journal of Obesity . She investigated the contribution of changes in energy-consuming…

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)…