Professor Christian Wolfrun
ETH Zürich

Professor Christian Wolfrum since 2010 is the Head of the Laboratory of Translational Nutrition Biology at ETH Zürich. His research focuses on mechanisms regulating white and brown adipose tissue plasticity and function and the role of the adipose organ in the maintenance of metabolic control in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Besides being a professor at the ETH Zürich he is the President-elect of the International Conference on the Biochemistry of Lipids, and a member of the governing board of the German Society for Lipid Research. Academic Awards include the Kaufmann Award, the Young Scientist Award of the EFL and the Max Rösler Award. He has supervised more than 10 PhD theses so far.