Christian Wolfrum

Christian Wolfrum

Prof. Dr. Christian Wolfrum has been Full Professor for Translational Nutrition Biology at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health at the ETH Zurich since January 2017.

Christian was born on July 17, 1972 in Bonn, Germany and studied Chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. After his graduation, he spent six years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Markus Stoffel at the Rockefeller University in New York, USA. In 2007 he moved to the ETH Zurich and in 2008 he was appointed Assistant Professor for Obesity Research. His research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the altered adipocyte differentiation and maturation associated with obesity and other metabolic disorders.

Christian Wolfrum received several honors, including the H.P. Kaufmann Award (2000), the Young Investigators Award by the EFSTL (2004), the Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the ERC (2008) and the Rössler Award (2014).

Since 2023 he is Vice President for Research and a member of the Executive Board at ETH Zurich.

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30 May 2024
18:10 - 18:25
Christian Wolfrum (ETH Zurich), Katharina Frey (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs), Philippe Stoll (ICRC)

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