Stephan Herzig

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Stephan Herzig (b. 1969) explores the molecular basis of metabolic control with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic options for patients with diabetes and cancer. A particular focus is placed on the long-term complications arising from metabolic dysfunction. Within this research field he serves as the coordinator of the national Helmholtz initiative “Metabolic Dysfunction” and as the co-speaker of CRC 1118 “Reactive metabolites and diabetic late complications”.Herzig completed his PhD in 1999 at the University of Göttingen, Germany. After postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute, CA, he established an independent junior research group at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg in 2004. In 2010/2012 he became department head and full professor at DKFZ and the Medical Faculty. Since January 2015 he has been director of the Institute for Diabetes and Cancer at the Helmholtz Center Munich and holds the Chair of Molecular Metabolic Control at TUM. In October 2015, he was also appointed honorary professor at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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