An important focus of the biologist's research is to find new disease genes and epigenetic changes that lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is also studying how different diets influence the development of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Annette Schürmann has now been honored with the DAG Medal for her outstanding achievements in obesity research.
About Annette Schürmann:
Annette Schürmann heads the Department of Experimental Diabetology at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIFE). In 2009, she accepted the appointment to the W3 professorship "Experimental Diabetology" at DIFE and the University of Potsdam. Schürmann was a member of the board of the German Obesity Society from 2013 to 2015 and of the German Diabetes Society from 2014 to 2018. Since 2014, she has been spokesperson of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). In 2016, the scientist received the "Werner Creutzfeld Prize" and in 2021 the Hellmut Otto Medal of the German Diabetes Society.
The DAG Medal:
For an outstanding lifetime achievement in obesity research, the German Obesity Society awards the DAG Medal (formerly Therapy Award).