Christian Wolfrum

Christian Wolfrum, PhD

Department of Health Science and Technology
ETH Zürich


Phone: +41 44 655 74 51

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Christian Wolfrum is a biochemist known for his work on adipose tissue formation and plasticity. He received his PhD from the University of Münster in Germany and moved to Rockefeller University in NYC for a postdoctoral position. In 2008 he was appointed group leader at the Competence Center for Metabolic Disorders at ETH Zürich. In 2010 he was appointed associate professor and since the research of his group has focused on adipose tissue development and function with a special emphasis on the formation of brown and brite/beige adipocytes from adipocyte precursors or through interconversion of mature adipocytes.