Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Academic Career and Research Areas

Since 2003, Prof. Hauner (b. 1955) has been Director of the Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine, with locations at TUM’s Klinikum Rechts der Isar and the Weihenstephan Center of Life and Food Sciences. His research explores diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. He also focuses on nutrition during pregnancy and fetal programming, functional genomics of risk genes for obesity and type 2 diabetes and the development of new nutrition concepts.

Prof. Hauner studied medicine at the University of Regensburg and TUM. Following his postdoctoral training at the University of Regensburg’s Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics, he did an internship at the University of Ulm, specializing in endocrinology/diabetology. After that, he became senior consultant of the clinical department of the German Diabetes Center at Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf. In 2003, he accepted the newly-created Chair of Nutritional Medicine at TUM. Prof. Hauner has been a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) since 2003 and is the spokesman for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s “Adipositas” diabetes competence network (since 2008).


    • Forschungspreis der Deutschen Adipositas-Gesellschaft (1992)

    Key Publications

    Hauner H, Entenmann G, Wabitsch M, Gaillard D, Ailhaud G, Negrel R, Pfeiffer EF:   “Promoting effects of glucocorticoids on the differentiation of human adipocyte precursor cells in a chemically defined medium”. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1989; 84: 1663-1670.

    Wabitsch M, Braun M, Hube F, Blum WF, Muche R, Rascher W, Heinze E, Teller W, Hauner H: “The contribution of androgens to the gender difference in leptin production in obese children and adolescents”. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1997; 100: 808-813.

    Köster I, von Ferber L, Ihle P, Schubert I, Hauner H: “The cost burden of diabetes mellitus: the evidence from Germany – the CoDiM study”. Diabetologia. 2006; 49: 498-504.

    Skurk T, Alberti-Huber C, Herder C, Hauner H: “Relationship between adipocyte size and adipokine expression and secretion in human adipose tissue”. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2007; 92: 1023-1033.

    Laumen H, Saningong AD, Heid IM, Hess J, Herder C, Claussnitzer M, Baumert J, Lamina C, Rathmann W, Sedlmaier EM, Klopp N, Thorand B, Wichmann H-E, Illig T, Hauner H: “Functional characterization of promotor variants of the adiponectin gene complemented by epidemiological data”. Diabetes. 2009; 58: 984-991.