Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Tschöp

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Tschöp

Professor Matthias H. Tschöp received his M.D. from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where he also trained as a physician in internal medicine. In 1998 he accepted an invitation for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Eli Lilly Research Laboratories in Indianapolis, USA, before returning to Europe in 2002 to establish his independent research laboratory at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) in Potsdam. He later returned to the United States where he joined the University of Cincinnati to ultimately serve as the Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence and Arthur Russell Morgan Endowed Chair of Medicine. In 2011, Matthias Tschöp accepted the position of Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Diabetes Center at Helmholtz Zentrum München and was named Chair of the Division of Metabolic Diseases at Technical University of Munich. Matthias Tschöp is the first German physician to receive the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (2012). In 2012, he was named adjunct Professor at Yale University, USA. In 2013, he was elected into the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). Matthias Tschöp started the peer-reviewed open access journal Molecular Metabolism as Editor-in-Chief (2017-2018 impact factor: 6.3). In 2017, Matthias Tschöp received an honorary doctorate of the University of Leipzig and was named Director of Biomedicine of the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus in Munich, which he had co-founded. In 2018, he was elected as a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and became CEO of Helmholtz Zentrum München.

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