Staff members

Prof. Dr. Susanne Ullrich
Senior scientist

Phone: +49 7071 29-84471

 Further positions: 

Head of the Islet Facility

Research interests :

  • Obesity linked changes in insulin secreting beta cells
  • Organ-cross talk: fatty liver – fatty pancreas – islets
  • Obesity during pregnancy
  • GPCR signaling in beta-cells

Education and Career:

1981                     Diploma in Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

1986                     PhD in Natural Science (Dr. ès Sciences), University of Geneva

1996                     Habilitation in Physiology, University of Freiburg

1997 – 2001          Heisenberg Fellow, Institute of Neurophysiology, University of Köln

2002 – 2006          Senior Postdoc, Physiologisches Institut, University of Tübingen

2006 – 2012          Associate Professor, Medizinische Klinik IV,

                             University Hospital Tübingen

Since   2008          Head of Islet Facility, HMGU, IDM at the University of Tübingen

Prices and Awards:

1994-1996            DFG habilitation fellowship

1997-2001            Heisenberg fellowship

2006                     Professor by special appointment, University of Tübingen

Current projects:

  • Human pancreas biobank: Detection of diabetes-related changes in histologic sections of human pancreas using artificial intelligence (DZD twinning grant)
  • What role do fat cells play in pancreatic tissue?
  • High fat diet in pregnancy: The role of FFAR1 in postnatal beta cell maturation
  • Organ-cross-talk: Impact of fatty liver on islet function