Prof. Dr. med. Martin Wabitsch
Head of the Division of Padiatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Ulm University Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Eythstr. 24
89075 Ulm, Germany

phone: +49-731-500 57401
e-mail: martin.wabitsch@uniklinik-ulm.de

Website of the Division

Research Profile

Our research areas include development and disturbances of the endocrine system, endocrine regulation of body weight and diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. The main focus of the research projects lays on diseases going along with alterations in adipose tissue mass and function such as obesity and lipodystrophies and their comorbidities. On the one hand we aim to identify the underlying pathophysiology at the genetic, molecular, cellular, organ and systemic level. On the other hand, we are involved in clinical studies evaluating novel treatment options.

Our objectives include not only the further development of a pure science of endocrinology, but also the evolution of an applied science of endocrinology and the improvement of the medical art in endocrine domains. We believe that the promise of basic science is that tomorrow’s patients will be treated better than today’s.