Prof Christian Wolfrum
Co-Chair of BRCCH Board
Vice President for Research, ETH Zurich
Prof Christian Wolfrum is the Vice President for Research and a professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) at ETH Zurich. His research group’s main interest is in understanding molecular mechanisms regulating adipocyte formation and activity. The lab uses a translational approach from mice to men in order to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that are the underlying cause of altered adipocyte formation and activity in different models of obesity-associated metabolic disorders, with a special emphasis on the analysis of gene expression, post-translational modifications and lipid species in mouse models and human patients.
Within the context of the BRCCH, Prof Wolfrum sits on the BRCCH Board. He is also a collaborator in the consortium "Precision Microbiota Engineering for Child Health".