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Prof. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg

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Fields of Work and Expertise

Endocrinological diseasesObesity  Diabetes mellitusMetabolic diseases 


  • Translational obesity and diabetes research
  • Regulation of food absorption in humans
  • Interaction intestinal microbiome and metabolism

Professional Background

Prof. Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg has been appointed as Full Professor for Clinical Metabolism and Obesity Research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen in conjunction with the Helmholtz Center Munich since May 2022.

He studied medicine in Bochum and Leipzig where he obtained his doctorate in 2012. Between 2011 and 2021 he has completed his clinical training at the Charité in Berlin and became a board-certified internist, endocrinologist and diabetologist. He became member of the first clinician scientist program in Germany focussing on the interaction of diets, metabolism and the gut microbiome.  

During his stays abroad as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA and the University of California/San Francisco, Prof. Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg gained a deep understanding in clinical trial design in human metabolism research and basic translational microbiome science.

Since 2021, Prof. Dr. Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg serves as a senior physician for the Department of Diabetology, Endocrinology, and Nephrology, and is the head of the clinical study center at the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of the Helmholtz Center Munich at the University Hospital Tübingen. Additionally, he leads a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group and is a Junior Research Group leader in the Cluster of Excellence Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections (CMFI) in Tübingen.

His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the development, treatment and remission of metabolic diseases, with a specific emphasis on exploring the interactions between the gut microbiome and host metabolism.

Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg as a guest at "Habitat Mensch"

What can be done to build a healthy gut microbiome with the help of diets?

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Recent Publications

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Reiner Jumpertz von Schwartzenberg, Jordan E Bisanz, Svetlana Lyalina, Peter Spanogiannopoulos, Qi Yan Ang, Jingwei Cai, Sophia Dickmann, Marie Friedrich, Su-Yang Liu, Stephanie L Collins, Danielle Ingebrigtsen, Steve Miller, Jessie A Turnbaugh, Andrew D Patterson, Katherine S Pollard, Knut Mai, Joachim Spranger, Peter J Turnbaugh

Caloric restriction disrupts the microbiota and colonization resistance

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