Dr. agr. (PhD in Animal Science, Bonn University) Dr. med. (MD, RWTH Aachen University), Chairman in Anatomy and Reproductive Biology and Head of Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Faculty of Medicine, Halle (Saale), Germany (www.medizin.uni-halle.de/iaz)
Interests: early embryo development, esp. metabolic and endocrine regulation of embryo development and early pregnancy.
(1) prenatal programming of adult metabolic diseases,
(2) disruption of embryo development and pregnancy by environmental endocrine disruptors,
(3) embryonic stem cell development and differentiation, esp. adipogenesis