Research committees

The IFB has two internal committees and one external committee, which supervise IFB research and the junior research programs. They additionally counsel the Board of Directors.

External advisory board

The external adivisory board is an independent committee of international experts, who do not belong to the University or the University Hospital of Leipzig. The board decides based on the  professional competence of its members about the scientific key contents of the IFB. One of its main tasks is to counsel the board of directors regarding the establishment or canceling of research focus, regarding the financial situation, the scientific capacity and ethical as well as normative Standards.  The external advisory board meets once a year.

Members of the external advisory board

Student career board

The student career board started with six appointed members. After two years eight members were elected by ballot vote of the general meeting of IFB AdipsoityDiseases members (2012). They report to the board of directors. The student career board votes self-dependent adequate candidates for the programms for young professionals such as MS Pro, MD Pro 1 and MD Pro 2.

Members of the student career board

Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Böttcher

Head of research group "Functional genetics of adiposity"
Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-15377

yvonne [dot] boettcher [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Dr. Wiebke Kristin Fenske

Head of research group "Neuroendocrine obesity research"
Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-13306

wiebkekristin [dot] fenske [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Dr. rer. nat. Annette Horstmann

Head of research group "Decision making in obesity"
Member: student career borad, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 9940-2258

horstmann [at] cbs [dot] mpg [dot] de

Dr. rer. med. Nora Klöting

Core Unit "Animal Models in Obesity"
Members: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-13401

nora [dot] kloeting [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Landgraf, Kathrin

Dr. Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge

Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-26507

kathrin [dot] landgraf [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Liebscher, Ines

Dr. Ines Liebscher

Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-22176

ines [dot] liebscher [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Dr. oec. troph. Jana Markert

Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-26315

jana [dot] markert [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Prof. Dr. rer. med. Claudia Luck-Sikorski

Head of research group "Stigmatization and internalized stigma in obesity"
Member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-24471

claudia [dot] sikorski [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Internal review board

The internal review board consists of eight members. They were elected by ballot vote of the general meeting of IFB AdipsoityDiseases members and refer to the board of directors. Main task of the internal review board is to evaluate new project proposals. The internal review board suggests selected proposals to be reviewed by the the external advisory board.

The members of the internal review board

Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher

Prof. Dr. Matthias Blüher

Head of the obesity outpatient clinic for adults
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 97-13320

matthias [dot] blueher [at] uniklinik-leipzig [dot] de

PD Dr. med. Susann Blüher

Head of research group "Preventive Medicine"
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 97-26310

susann [dot] blueher [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Prof. Dr. Anja Hilbert

IFB-Professorship "Behavioral medicine"
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 97-15361 and -15360

anja [dot] hilbert [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Dr. rer. nat. Annette Horstmann

Head of research group "Decision making in obesity"
Member: student career borad, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 9940-2258

horstmann [at] cbs [dot] mpg [dot] de

Prof. Dr. Anette Kersting

Member: internal board
Director Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Leipzig
Head of project

+49 341 97-18850

anette [dot] kersting [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Prof. Dr. Peter Kovacs

IFB-Professorship "Adiposity and diabetes genetics"
Member: internal board
Head of project

+49 341 97-15892

peter [dot] kovacs [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Dr. Jane Neumann

Head of research group "Computational modelling of reward-related and decision-making processes"
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 99-402621

neumann [at] cbs [dot] mpg [dot] de

Dr. rer. nat. habil. David Petroff

Biometrician at the Clinical Trial Centre
Member: board of directors, internal board

+49 341 97-16354

david [dot] petroff [at] zks [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de