Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases

Universität Tübingen

The primary research objective of the research groups working in the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases is personalized prediction of diabetes risk and diabetes prevention as well as personalized therapy. Here special focus is placed on gene-environment interaction.

Research interests

  • Prevention and therapy of type 2 diabetes (Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche)
  • Pathophysiology of pre-diabetes (Prof. Dr. Norbert Stefan)
  • Behavioral neurobiology and metabolism (Prof. Dr. Jan Born)


  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Ulrich Häring

Contribution to the DZD research program

  • Establishment of the German pre-diabetes intervention study to develop personalized diabetes prevention strategies
  • Development and application of new non-invasive methods for assessing individual risk of diabetes and personalized diabetes prevention and therapy
  • Systematic analysis of blood metabolites to identify early markers of impaired glucose metabolism and assess their potential for clinical diabetes prediction
  • Studies on the role of the brain in the regulation of appetite, exercise, insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and ectopic fat accumulation in tissue





Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Ulrich Häring

Medical Director of Medical Clinic IV of the University of Tübingen


Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 10
72076 Tübingen