Dr. Kristin Junge

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Dr. troph. Kristin Junge

Scientist, Theme Coordinator of Nutritional immunology and metabolism

Helmholtz-Centre for
Environmental Research – UFZ
Department Environmental Immunology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 235-1550
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Kristin M. Junge
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Research Interests

  • Perinatal exposure to lifestyle and environmental factors and overweight/allergy development in infancy: Impact of nutritional compounds (e.g. vitamin D) and epigenetics (Theme: Nutritional immunology and metabolism )
  • Research questions are addressed in a translational setting combining data from human epidemiological cohort studies ( LINA ) with mechanistic investigations via disease associated stem cell culture models (adipocyte differentiation from mesenchymal stem cells, eosinophil/basophil progenitor cell differentiation/hematopoietic stem cells (Stem cells in Allergy and Obesity)
  • Influence of nutritional compounds on atherogenesis and lipid metabolism


Curriculum vitae / Scientific career

since 10/2018

Teaching activity: Bachelor/Master student lectures “Nutritional Sciences”, Martin-Luther University, Institute for Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Halle/Saale

01/2010 – 06/2010

Postdoc at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

since 06/2009

Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Immunology

06/2006 - 06/2009

PhD-student/Scientist, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Human Nutrition

PhD thesis:
“Influence of lupin protein (L. angustifolius) on lipid metabolism and atherogenesis”

10/2001 - 06/2006

Student of Nutritional Sciences, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences III, Institute for Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Diploma thesis:
“Homocysteine thiolactone-induced hyperhomocysteinemia does not alter concentrations of cholesterol and SREBP-2 target gene mRNAs in rats”


Awards / Grants

07/2014

Participation in 64th Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine) after nomination by Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V. and qualification as highly-talented young researcher by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

01/2010

Luther-Award of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

12/2009

Postdoctoral fellowship/ research grant of the German academic exchange service (DAAD)

07/2007

Award of the society for the support of agricultural and nutritional sciences at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg e.V.


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2020 (1)

  • Leppert, B., Strunz, S., Seiwert, B., Schlittenbauer, L., Schlichting, R., Pfeifer, C., Röder, S., Bauer, M., Borte, M., Stangl, G.I., Schöneberg, T., Schulz, A., Karkossa, I., Rolle-Kampczyk, U.E., Thürmann, L., von Bergen, M., Escher, B.I., Junge, K.M., Reemtsma, T., Lehmann, I., Polte, T., (2020):
    Maternal paraben exposure triggers childhood overweight development
    Nat. Commun. 11 , art. 561
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