Professor Tschop’s research focuses on dissecting the molecular underpinnings of diabetes and obesity in order to discover new preventive and therapeutic approaches for metabolic syndrome. One of his areas of interest is the role of gut-brain communication as a key circuitry that regulates adiposity, glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism. Currently, his team from IDO aims at developing and establishing novel strategies for the early detection, individualized characterization, and personalized therapy of metabolic dysfunction.
Professor Tschop, M.D., was the first German physician to be awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (2012). He holds the chair of the Department of Metabolic Diseases at TUM. He has been a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina since 2013. Professor Tschöp completed his undergraduate studies at LMU Munich and received his Ph.D. from the same university. Subsequently, he held postdoctoral positions at Eli Lilly and the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam. At the University of Cincinnati, he led a research institute as a tenured professor of endocrinology and diabetes at the Metabolic Diseases Institute, held the Arthur Russell Morgan Endowed Chair of Medicine and was research director of the Metabolism Center of Excellence for Diabetes and Obesity.