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Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut

Prof. Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut



Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for
Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute for Diabetes and Obesity
Business Campus Garching
Parkring 13
85748 Garching

Phone: +49 (0)89 - 3187 2052

Work group


Scientific Vita

since 2018 Tenure Track Professor Department of Biochemistry, LMU München
since 2013 Emmy Noether Research Group Leade Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), Munich, Germany
2015 Teaching EMBO Fellows Meeting & the HELENA PhD program
2015 Lecture Bertinoro Spring School of Systems Biology & Bioinformatics
2010-2013 Postdoctoral researcher MDC for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany - Group Dr. Norbert Hübner (EMBO Fellowship)
2010 Lecture Bregenz Summer School of Endocrinology
2008-2010 Postdoctoral researcher Salk Institute for Biological Studies, LaJolla, California, USA – Lab Dr. Ronald M. Evans (Fritz Thyssen Foundation Fellowship)
2007-2008 Postdoctoral researcher EMBL Heidelberg, Germany - Lab Dr. Mathias Treier
2003-2007 Graduate Student EMBL Heidelberg, Germany - Lab Dr. Mathias Treier
2003-2007 Teaching EMBL course on microarray expression profiling and data analysis
2002-2003 Internship German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, Group Dr. Günther Schütz
1996-2002 Biotechnology Studies Technical University Braunschweig, Germany and Lab Dr. Detlef Weigel, The Salk Institute, LaJolla, CA, USA
1999-2000 Student Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Prize
  • 1999 - 2000 Fulbright Travel Grant; World Student Fund Tuition Grant
  • 2011 - 2012 Helmholtz Association Mentoring Program “Taking the Lead“
  • 2011 - 2013 Robert Bosch Foundation Fast Track Program: Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science
  • 2014 Participation in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
  • 2014 – 2015 Schering Foundation “Young Leaders in Science” Program
  • 2015 Friedmund Neumann Prize of the Schering Foundation

Currently funded Projects

  • DFG Emmy Noether Program Award
  • ERC Starting Grant
  • SFB 1064 Chromatin Dynamics
  • SFB 205 Adrenal Gland