Prof. Dr. Anna Flögel

January 2022 until present
Professor (W2) of Dietetics, Nutrition Commuication and Public Health at Hochschule Neubrandenburg - University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Neubrandenburg, Germany

October 2017 until present
Postdoc at the Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Unit Molecular Epidemiology, at the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS), Bremen

January 2017 until September 2017
Research and Development Specialist at the Artgemäß GmbH (NEULAND-Fleisch), Gifhorn

October 2009 until January 2017
Postdoc/PhD-Student at the Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition-Potsdam-Rehbrücke

December 2008 until September 2009
Research Assistant at the Department of Nutritional Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

2013 Doctor of Public Health, Technical University Berlin

2011 Master of Public Health, Berlin School of Public Health, Charité Berlin

2009 Master of Science, Nutritional Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

2004 until 2009 Study of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam (Germany) and the University of Connecticut (USA)

Molecular Epidemiology
Nutritional Epidemiology
Pediatric Epidemiology
Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    Selected BIPS-Publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Wolters M, Intemann T, Russo P, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Ahrens W, Floegel A. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D reference percentiles and the role of their determinants among European children and adolescents. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022;76(4):564-573.
  • Yuan L, Muli S, Huybrechts I, Nöthlings U, Ahrens W, Scalbert A, Floegel A. Assessment of fruit and vegetables intake with biomarkers in children and adolescents and their level of validation: A systematic review. Metabolites. 2022;12(2):126.
  • Muli S, Goerdten J, Oluwagbemigun K, Floegel A, Schmid M, Nöthlings U. A systematic review of metabolomic biomarkers for the intake of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sweetened beverages. Metabolites. 2021;11(8):546.
  • Zaplata MK, Banze DA, Floegel A, Nhabanga A, Burkart M. Rapid loss of biomass and viability of air-exposed food reserve tubers from a dynamic wetland system in Mozambique. Environmental Challenges. 2021;4:100179.
  • Aleksandrova K, Egea Rodrigues C, Floegel A, Ahrens W. Omics biomarkers in obesity: Novel etiological insights and targets for precision prevention. Current Obesity Reports. 2020;9:219-230.
  • Börnhorst C, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Mårild S, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Floegel A, Ahrens W, Wolters M. The role of lifestyle and non-modifiable risk factors in the development of metabolic disturbances from childhood to adolescence. International Journal of Obesity. 2020;44(11):2236-2245.
  • Jäger S, Cuadrat R, Wittenbecher C, Floegel A, Hoffmann P, Prehn C, Adamski J, Pischon T, Schulze MB. Mendelian randomization study on amino acid metabolism suggests tyrosine as causal trait for type 2 diabetes. Nutrients. 2020;12(12):3890.
  • Börnhorst C, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Molnár D, Lissner L, Mårild S, De Henauw S, Moreno LA, Intemann T, Wolters M, Ahrens W, Floegel A, on behalf of the IDEFICS and I.Family consortia. Metabolic status in children and its transitions during childhood and adolescence - The IDEFICS/I.Family study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2019;48(5):1673-1683.
  • Iqbal K, Schwingshackl L, Floegel A, Schwedhelm C, Stelmach-Mardas M, Wittenbecher C, Galbete C, Knüppel S, Schulze MB, Boeing H. Gaussian graphical models identified food intake networks and risk of type 2 diabetes, CVD, and cancer in the EPIC-Potsdam study. European Journal of Nutrition. 2019;58(4):1673-1686.
  • Floegel A, Kühn T, Sookthai D, Johnson T, Prehn C, Rolle-Kampczyk U, Otto W, Weikert C, Illig T, von Bergen M, Adamski J, Boeing H, Kaaks R, Pischon T. Serum metabolites and risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke: A targeted metabolomic approach in two German prospective cohorts. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2018;33(1):55-66.
  • Iqbal K, Dietrich S, Wittenbecher C, Krumsiek J, Kühn T, Lacruz ME, Kluttig A, Prehn C, Adamski J, von Bergen M, Kaaks R, Schulze MB, Boeing H, Floegel A. Comparison of metabolite networks from four German population-based studies. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2018;47(6):2070-2081.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences (invited)

  • Floegel A. Targeted metabolomics across different prospective cohorts in Germany. Pan cohort metabolomics - The future of population health, 2 February 2021, online presentation.
  • Presentations at scientific meetings/conferences

  • Goerdten J, Yuan L, Huybrechts I, Nöthlings U, Ahrens W, Scalbert A, Floegel A. A review of the reliability of urinary biomarkers for environmental toxicant exposures. 16. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), 20.-22. September 2021, Online-Vortrag.
  • Commentaries

  • Goerdten J, Floegel A. Exposure assessment in early life: It is about time for multi-omics approaches. BMC Medicine. 2021;19210.

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  • Mentee im Leibniz-Mentoring-Programm für herausragende Wissenschaftlerinnen
    Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (2020)
  • Stephan-Weiland Preis
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (2013)
  • Graduate Student Research Award
    American Society for Nutrition (ASN) (2012)
  • Reisestipendium
    Dannon Institute (2010)
    Kongress in USA
  • Stipendium USA Austausch
    Universität Potsdam (2008)
    Austauschsemester an der Univesity of Connecticut, USA
  • Studienförderung
    Cusanuswerk (2007)

- Hochschule Neubrandenburg - University of Applied Sciences (since fall semester 2020):

Bachelor of Science, Dietetics:
• DDA.19.022 Medical Biochemistry (2 SWS)
• DDA.19.026 Nutrition Communication (4 SWS)
• DDA.19.027 Public Health & Public Health Nutrition (5SWS)
• DDA.19.029 Practise of Nutrition Intervention (1 SWS)
• DDA.19.029 Scientific Working and Biostatistics II (2 SWS)
• DDA.19.032 Special Topics in Epidemiology und Global Health (4 SWS)
• DDA.19.035 Practical Semester (3,5 SWS)
• DDA.19.036 Bachelor Thesis (2,5 SWS)
• DDA.19.037 Research Colloquia (1 SWS)

Master of Science, Food Chain Environments (starting in 2023):
• FCE Global Nutrition und Planetary Health (4 SWS)
• FCE Health Potential of Foods ( 2 SWS)
• FCE Food-Chain-Lecture (0,5 SWS)

- University of Potsdam (Germany): Lecture "Nutritional epidemiology" (bachelor program nutritional science, master program bioinformatics, summer semester 2015)

- University of Potsdam (Germany): Seminar "Epidemiology for bioinformatics" (master program bioinformatics, summer semester 2015)

- Charité Berlin: Lecture "Molecular epidemiology", Topic "High-throughput technologies" (master programs public health and epidemiology, summer semester 2013 and 2015)

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