Antje Körner is a pediatric endocrinologist and appointed Professor
of Pediatric Research (since 2010) heading the Pediatric Research Unit
of the University Children’s Hospital (since 2007) and is a consultant
in pediatric endocrinology >10 years of the University Children’s
Hospital Leipzig, Germany.
Her research focuses on the origin, mechanisms and consequences of childhood obesity following a translational approach that combines cell biology, molecular biology, clinical, and genetic studies. Her research fields are:
· Pathogenesis of obesity and metabolic and cardiovascular comorbidities in children
· Adipocyte differentiation and adipose tissue development in children
· (Epi)Genetics of obesity and associated disease in children
· Endocrinology of growth & development
She is integrated in local and international research networks and collaborations. She is coordinating the Leipzig-Dresden Partner site SaxoChiLD for the new German Center of Child and Youth Health. She has published more than original 180 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, e.g. Research Award of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) 2020, International Journal of Obesity Outstanding New Faculty Award (2016). She has raised more than 7 Mio Euro peer reviewed research grants, including the European Commission, German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Else Kröner-Memorial foundation.