Karsten Suhre

karsten suhre

Karsten Suhre is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and the Director of the Virtual Metabolomics and Bioinformatics Core at the WCM campus in Qatar. He publishes in top-tier journals, including Nature and Nature Genetics, and has a publication H-index of 50. He holds honorary appointments with Kings College London and Cambridge University (both institutions maintain large population cohorts) and sits on the International Scientific Advisory Board of the UK Biobank. Before joining WCM-Q in 2011, Prof. Suhre was Professor for Bioinformatics at the Department of Biology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany and was also a Group Leader for Metabolomics Research at the Institute for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology of the Helmholtz Center Munich, where he initiated metabolomics research in the KORA population study. Between 1994 and 2006, he served at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), first as a Charge and then as a Director of Research, with a two-year interruption (2000-2001), where he worked as a Project Engineer in the German Automobile Industry. After a very interdisciplinary career starting with Theoretical Physics, followed by Atmospheric Sciences, and then Structural and Functional Biology, Prof. Suhre is now investigating how genetic variation in human metabolism interacts with environmental challenges and lifestyle factors in the development of complex diseases, especially diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney diseases, and how to translate findings from studies with deep molecular phenotyping (multi-omics) to clinical application.