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


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