Dr. Gabi Kastenmüller
Research Group Leader

Phone: +49 89 3187-3578
Building/Room: 56/151

Member of Research Group: Systems Metabolomics

Research Interests

  • Human chemical individuality and its effects in health, disease, and treatment
  • Metabolome-wide and genome-wide association studies
  • Bioinformatic tools and databases for metabolomics data analysis and data interpretation


Director (acting) of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (IBIS), Helmholtz
Zentrum München
Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Twin Research, King's College London, UK
Group leader Systems Metabolomics at IBIS/ICB, Helmholtz Zentrum München
2010Visiting research fellow (May-Aug), Metabolon Inc., Durham, NC, USA

Postdoc at Karsten Suhre's lab, IBIS, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Ph.D. student at Genome-oriented Bioinformatics, Life and Food Science Center Weihenstephan, TUM
Research assistant at IBIS, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Research assistant at Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences (MIPS), Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich



2009Ph.D. in bioinformatics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM),
(German degree: Dr. rer. nat)
Thesis: "In silico prediction and comparison of metabolic capabilities in sequenced genomes"
1998Master in computer science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU),
(German degree: Diplom-Informatikerin Univ.)
Thesis: "Similarity search in 3D protein databases" (in German)
1995Master in chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU),
(German degree: Diplom-Chemiker Univ.)
Thesis: "Light-induced reorientation of azo dye containing, cholesteric oligosiloxanes" (in German)


Invited talks and honors

2019Symposium on Metabolomics and Circadian Rhythm, Singapore
Nordic Metabolomics Society Workshop, Oslo, Norway
Forum Science & Health, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Foundation "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Metabolomforschung", Braunschweig, Germany
Gordon Conference "Metabolomics and Human Health", Ventura, USA
2018II Moscow International Reproductive Genetics School, Moscow, Russia
Clinical Metabolomics Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
NIH Workshop "Measuring Multimorbidity", Bethesda, USA
Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Annual Conference, Hilton Head Island, USA
8th International Kidney.CH Symposium, Bern, Switzerland
2017NIH Workshop "Chronic Inflammation", Rockville, USA
Seminars at EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
Cambridge Metabolomics Forum, Cambridge, UK
2016ISN Forefronts Symposium 2016, The Metabolome and Microbiome in Kidney Disease, San Diego, USA
Minisymposium: Omics in Biomedicine, Oulu, Finland
201512th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2015, Berlin, Germany
Uppsala Metabolomics Symposium, Uppsala, Sweden
2014The 14th International Gene Forum, Tartu, Estonia
57. SYMPOSIUM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie, Dresden, Germany
2013Conference on Metabolomics & Systems Biology, Chicago, USA
12th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, National Harbor, USA
HandsOn: Biobanks 2013, The Hague, Netherlands
2012Montreux Symposium on LC/MS, Switzerland
4th International Singapore Lipid Symposium, Singapore
2010Paula and Richard von Hertwig Award