The immunometabolism team headed by Prof. Karsten Hiller investigates the cellular and mitochondrial metabolism of immune cells.


Dr. Karsten Hiller

Dr. Karsten Hiller is Professor of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at TU Braunschweig (TU-BS) and HZI. He heads the Department of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the Braunschweig Integrated Centre for Systems Biology (BRICS). Karsten Hiller studied biology and computer science at TU-BS. After graduating in biology, he completed his doctoral thesis in bioinformatics and microbiology before joining Prof. Dietmar Schomburg's group as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2008-2010, Karsten Hiller worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Gregory Stephanopoulos at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. From 2010-2016, Dr. Hiller was research group leader at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) in Luxembourg. He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg in 2016. On 1.8.2016, he moved with his team to Braunschweig to join TU-BS and HZI.

Dr. Hiller is interested in the metabolism of immune and brain cells. To investigate metabolism in detail, his team applies mass spectrometric techniques and develops all necessary analytical and computational tools in house. The group`s research activities are at the interface of biochemistry, bioinformatics and analytical chemistry.

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