Dr. Silke Heinzmann

Phone: +49 89 3187 3308
Building/Room: 44 / 017


Current position

PostDoc in Metabolomics at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)

Research interest

My interest is to identify the contribution of environmental factors such as diet, drugs and the gut microbiome on the metabolic phenotype. For this, I use mainly NMR-based metabolomics analysis, a metabolism-driven top-down systems biology approach that combines comprehensive chemical characterization of a given biological sample and multivariate data analysis to extract meaningful putative biomarkers. I also continuously work on the comprehensive chemical characterization of foods and beverages. Further interests include the metabolic phenotyping of human individuals for population stratification and for personalizing human lifestyle interventions.


2006 - 2010: PhD in Chemistry at Imperial College London (supervision: Prof. J K Nicholson), UK

2005 - 2006: MSc in Nutrition and Food Science at the Technical University of Munich, Germany; Master´s Thesis in Nutrinional Science at Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

08/2004 - 03/2005: Internship at the University of California, Davis in the Analytical Core Lab of Prof. BD Hammock

2000 - 2004: BSc in Nutrition at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and University of Hohenheim, Germany; Bachlor´s Thesis at Degussa AG Bioactive, Freising, Germany