Beate Leppert


Beate Leppert

Guest Scientist

Department of Environmental Immunology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Beate Leppert
Photo: Sebastian Wiedling/UFZ

Research Interests

• Influence of environmental exposures on the development of overweight and obesity in prospective cohort studies
• Impact of chemicals on maturation and function of human mesenchymal stem cells derived adipocytes Website

Curriculum vitae / Scientific career

2008 - 2011

Scholarship for excellent academic performance from the „Wissenschafts Transfer Center“ (WTC Altenburg)

2008 - 2013

Study of Biochemistry at the Leipzig University, Bachelor/Master of Science; Master thesis: "Characterization of human pluripotent stem cell derived neuronal precursor cells"

2012 - 2013

Guest scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology - IZI, Leipzig, Germany; Flow cytometry of blood samples (BD FACS Canto®)

2013 - 2014

Stem Cell Scientist / NC3R Scientist at the National Institute for Biological Standard and Control NIBSC, London, UK; Development of iPSC derived neurons for BoTN/A batch testing

2014 - 2017

PhD student at the department of Environmental Immunology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany; Thesis: “Impact on environmental pollutant on adipocyte development”

since 2018

Guest Scientist at the Department of Environmental Immunology

since 2018

Research Associate in Genetic Epidemiology at the Bristol Medical School/University of Bristol


Seidel D, Jahnke HG, Englich B, Girard M, Robitzki AA (2017). In vitro field potential monitoring on a multi-microelectrode array for the electrophysiological long-term screening of neural stem cell maturation. Analyst 30; 142(11):1929-1937. doi: 10.1039/c6an02713j. PMID:28484750

Seidel D, Obendorf J, Englich B, Jahnke HG, Semkova V, Haupt S, Girard M, Peschanski M, Brüstle O, Robitzki AA (2016). Impedimetric real-time monitoring of neural pluripotent stem cell differentiation process on microelectrode arrays. Biosens Bioelectron 86:277-86. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.06.056. PMID:27387257


2018 (2)
2017 (1)

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2018 (2)

  • Junge, K.M., Leppert, B., Jahreis, S., Wissenbach, D.K., Feltens, R., Grützmann, K., Thürmann, L., Bauer, T., Ishaque, N., Schick, M., Bewerunge-Hudler, M., Röder, S., Bauer, M., Schulz, A., Borte, M., Landgraf, K., Körner, A., Kiess, W., von Bergen, M., Stangl, G.I., Trump, S., Eils, R., Polte, T., Lehmann, I., (2018):
    MEST mediates the impact of prenatal bisphenol A exposure on long-term body weight development
    Clin. Epigenetics 10 , art. 58
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  • Leppert, B., Junge, K.M., Röder, S., Borte, M., Stangl, G.I., Wright, R.J., Hilbert, A., Lehmann, I., Trump, S., (2018):
    Early maternal perceived stress and children’s BMI: longitudinal impact and influencing factors
    BMC Public Health 18 , art. 1211
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2017 (1)

  • Englich, B., Herberth, G., Rolle-Kampczyk, U., Trump, S., Röder, S., Borte, M., Stangl, G.I., von Bergen, M., Lehmann, I., Junge, K.M., (2017):
    Maternal cytokine status may prime the metabolic profile and increase risk of obesity in children
    Int. J. Obes. 41 (9), 1440 - 1446
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