Lisa Buchenauer


Lisa Buchenauer


Helmholtz-Zentrum für
Umweltforschung – UFZ
Department Umweltimmunologie
Permoserstr. 5
04318 Leipzig

Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Leipzig
Johannisallee 30
04103 Leipzig

Lisa Buchenauer
Foto: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ


  • The influence of selected pesticides on metabolism, allergic asthma and behavioural disorders
  • Cross-generational adverse health effects of perinatal exposure to environmental pollutants


since 12/2019

PhD student at the Department of Environmental Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Doctoral thesis: ‘Cross-generational effects of glyphosate and thiacloprid exposure on metabolism, immune system & behaviour: What role do the intestinal microbiome & epigenetics play?’

10/2017 - 11/2019

Study of Nutritional Sciences, M.Sc.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Master thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig in the Department of Environmental Immunology of PD Dr. Tobias Polte. Title: ‘Maternal exposure to Glyphosate and its effects on body weight, behavior & asthma development in offspring using a murine model’

05/2019 - 10/2019

Research assistant at the Institute of Pediatric Epidemiology at the Leipzig University Medical Center. Project: Data evaluation within the Ulm Spatz Health Study.

12/2015 - 04/2019

Research assistant at the Institute of Medical Sociology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Quantitative and qualitative research projects.

09/2014 - 09/2017

Study of Nutritional Sciences, B.Sc.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Bachelor thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig in the Department of Neurology of Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer. Title: ‘Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and its Association with Executive Function and Memory in a Sample of Healthy Elderly People in Leipzig (Germany)’


Since 12/2019    PhD scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)



  • Junge, K. M.*, Buchenauer, L.*, Strunz, S.*, Seiwert, B.*, Thürmann, L., Rolle-Kampczyk, U. E., Röder, S., Borte, M., Kiess, W., von Bergen, M., Simon, J. C., Zenclussen, A. C., Schöneberg, T., Stangl, G. I., Herberth, G., Lehmann, I., Reemtsma, T., & Polte, T. (2022). Effects of exposure to single and multiple parabens on asthma development in an experimental mouse model and a prospective cohort study. The Science of the total environment, 814, 152676. (
* shared first authorship


  • Kraft S, Buchenauer L, Polte T (2021): Mold, Mycotoxins and a Dysregulated Immune System: A Combination of Concern? International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(22):12269. (
  • van Sadelhoff JH, Siziba LP, Buchenauer L, Mank, M, Wiertsema SP, Hogenkamp A, Stahl B, Garssen J, Rothenbacher D, Genuneit J (2021): Free and Total Amino Acids in Human Milk in Relation to Maternal and Infant Characteristics and Infant Health Outcomes: The Ulm SPATZ Health Study. Nutrients 13, 2009. (
  • Junge KM*, Buchenauer L*, Elter E*, Butter K*, Kohajda T, Herberth G, Röder S, Borte M, Kiess M, von Bergen M, Simon JC, Rolle-Kampczyk UE, Lehmann I, Gminski R, Ohlmeyer M, Polte T (2021): Wood emissions and asthma development: Results from an experimental mouse model and a prospective cohort study, Environment International, Volume 151 ( * shared first authorship


  • Elter E, Wagner M, Buchenauer L, Bauer M and Polte T (2020): Phthalate Exposure During the Prenatal and Lactational Period Increases the Susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis in Mice. Front. Immunol. 11:550. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00550


  • Hoffmann L, Buchenauer L, Schumann N, Schröder SL, Martin O, Richter M (2019): Improving Rehabilitative Care of Methamphetamine Users in Germany: The Expert’s Perspective. Qualitative Health Research. 29(2):248-259. doi:10.1177/1049732318792504