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Dr. rer. biol. hum. Christiane Winkler

Lead scientist of research area: Early diagnosis & staging of type 1 diabetes, and phenotyping, Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Munich, German Research Center for Environmental Health

Scientific Career & Research Areas

Dr. rer. biol. hum. Christiane Winkler studied Nutrional Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany and did her PhD in Human Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in Germany. From 2008 to 2010 she started as a postdoctoral fellow at Forschergruppe Diabetes e.V. at Helmholtz Munich. After her fellowship at the TEDDY Data Coordinating Center (Center for Pediatric Epidemiology at the University of South Florida, Tampa in the U.S.) in 2009, she started as a group leader at the Institute of Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Munich in 2010.

Since 2022, she leads the research area "Early diagnosis & staging of type 1 diabetes, and phenotyping”.

Christiane Winkler and her team at the Institute of Diabetes Research coordinate

  • Several Birth Cohort Studies (BABYDIAB study, BABYDIET study, TEDDY study) with a prospective intensive follow-up from birth of children with an increased risk (family history and/or genetic susceptibility),
  • a Puberty Cohort Study with a prospective follow-up of children with an increased risk from age 6 to 18 years (TeenDiab study),
  • a Bavarian diabetes incidence cohort of children and adolescents aged 0-20 years (DiMelli study), and
  • a screening study identifying the genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes in newborns (Freder1k study).

Christiane Winkler is

  • Principal Investigator of the GPPAD-02 study (Freder1k study)
  • Member of the Forschergruppe Diabetes e.V.
  • Member of the board of directors of the Forschergruppe Diabetes e.V.
  • Member of the TEDDY consortium (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young)

Fields of Work & Expertise

Type 1 DiabetesPathogenesisGenetic and Environmental Risk FactorsRisk Stratification Islet AutoimmnutityBig Data

Academic & Professional Background

since 2022

Lead scientist research area "Early diagnosis & staging of type 1 diabetes, and phenotyping", Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Munich

2010 - 2021

Group leader, Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Munich

2008 - 2010

Postdoctoral Fellow: Forschergruppe Diabetes e.V., Helmholtz Munich

2004 - 2008

Ph.D.: Human Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

2003

Diploma: Nutrional Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Awards

  • 2012 - Recipient of the Ernst-Friedrich-Pfeiffer Award of the German Diabetes Association

Contact

Dr. rer. biol. hum. Christiane Winkler

Lead Scientist Research Area: Early Diagnosis & Staging of Type 1 Diabetes, and Phenotyping

Heidemannstraße 1, 80939 München