Birkenfeld is the Medical Director of the Department of Diabetology, Endocrinology and Nephrology at the University Hospital Tübingen and Head of the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) of Helmholtz Munich at the DZD site in Tübingen. He is also speaker of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).
Link to the podcast "Basics and Diagnostics" ( "Grundlagen und Diagnostik") (in German)
Link to the podcast "Therapy" ("Therapie") (in German)
The podcast 'abhoeren' by Moritz Mahling and Hanno Bunz received the first DZD Award for Best Science Communication in 2021.