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Prof. Dr. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler

Director of the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health
+49 89 3187 2896Email meBuilding/Room: 106/213

Scientific Career & Research Areas

Anette-Gabriele Ziegler studied medicine in Munich, Germany. After working as a physician in Munich, Klinikum Schwabing, she received postdoctoral training at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard Medical School. In 1989 she returned to the Klinikum Schwabing Munich, and started her independent laboratory at the Forschergruppe Diabetes e. V.

In 1993 she was awarded the prestigious Heisenberg Career Development Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. She received her specialization in Internal Medicine (1991) and Endocrinology (1994), and became Adjunct Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (1998).  

From 2007 to 2009 she was Director of the Department of Endocrinology at the Klinikum Schwabing in Munich. In 2010 she was recruited to Helmholtz Munich and the Technische Universität München (TUM) as Chair (full professor W3) to establish the Institute of Diabetes Research.  

Jointly with Helmholtz Munich and TUM she has built one of the most renowned Study Centers for Childhood Diabetes - Early Care and Prevention. She was Speaker of the German Competence Network Diabetes Mellitus, is Speaker of the Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes, and is one of the type 1 diabetes academy heads of the German Center for Diabetes Research DZD e.V. She is one of 7 international principal investigators of the NIH funded TEDDY Consortium, and is the German representative for the NIH funded TrialNet consortium.  

She has organized the German Diabetes Congress as well as the Immunology and Diabetes Society Congress, and has successfully established a distinguished annual Symposium on type 1 diabetes in Germany that attracts the world’s leading scientists.

 

Current Position:

  • Director, Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health
  • Full Professor (W3), Chair in Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes, Faculty of Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München
  • CEO, Forschergruppe Diabetes e.V.
  • Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden

Fields of Work & Expertise

Type 1 DiabetesPathogenesisPrediction and early diagnosisPrevention gestational diabetes

Research Recognition & Leadership

Since 2022

Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

2017 - 2021

President of the Immunology of Diabetes Society

2015

President of Annual Congress of the Immunology of Diabetes Society (IDS), Munich, Germany

Since 2015

Speaker and Principal Investigator of the Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes (GPPAD)

Since 2015

Principal Investigator, INNODIA (EU-IMI)

Since 2015

Type 1 Diabetes Academy Head, German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.)

2014

President of the Annual Congress of the German Diabetes Society (DDG), Berlin, Germany

Since 2011

Principal Investigator, TRIALNET Consortium

2008 - 2015

Speaker of Competence Network Diabetes Mellitus, Germany

Since 2006

Principal Investigator, TEDDY Consortium (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young)

Honors and awards

  • 2022 Novo Nordisk EASD

  • 2022 – Finalist Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year, Category Life Sciences

  • since 2022 - Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • 2021
    George S. Eisenbarth Award, Immunology of Diabetes Society

  • 2019
    Glucohead of the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen

  • 2018
    George Eisenbarth Award for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention, JDRF

  • 2018
    Werner-Creutzfeldt-Award of the German Diabetes Association

  • 2014
    Brownlee Lecture Award, Joslin Diabetes Center Boston

  • 2013 - Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award, JDRF

  • 1998 - Ernst-Friedrich-Pfeiffer Award of the German Diabetes Association

  • 1994 - Dr. Bürger-Büsing-Award of the German Diabetes Union

  • 1993 – 1996 - Heisenberg Career Development Award of the German Research Association

  • 1992 - Ferdinand-Bertram-Award of the German Diabetes Association

  • 1988 – 1989 - Postdoctoral Fellowship Award of the German Research Association

Selected Publications

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Anette-Gabriele Ziegler has authored or co-authored a total of 443 peer-reviewed articles, which were cited 20,002 times and have an ISI Web of Science-based h-index of 69. See here a selection of publications:

Professional Background

since 2018

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden

since 2011

Chair (Full Professor, W3) in Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes, Faculty of Medicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM)

since 2010

Director, Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Germany

2007 – 2009

Director, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Klinikum Schwabing, Germany

1996 – 2007

Senior Clinician, 3rd Medical Department, Klinikum Schwabing, Germany

1989 – 1993

Resident, Internal Medicine, 3rd Medical Department, Klinikum Schwabing, Germany

1987 – 1989

Postdoctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

1984 – 1987

Resident, Internal Medicine, 3rd Medical Department, Klinikum Schwabing, Germany

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