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The Department's research is divided into several working groups dedicated to different areas of nutritional sciences. These examine the relationsships and effects of food on humans or humans on food.

Professorships at the Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen König

Specialized Human Nutrition

Our working group deals with the regulatory mechanisms of hunger and satiety on the physiological level under the influence of non physiological stimuli. Our activities also include the nutrition monitoring of the Austrian population.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Wagner

Nutrition and Food Quality

Our working group is focusing on the effects of life style factors on cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic disease development and age associated questions.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ina Bergheim

Molecular Nutritional Sciences

Our working group focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of metabolic liver diseases as well as their prevention and therapy.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel König

Sport and Nutrition

The Nutrition, Exercise and Health department deals with the importance of nutrients or specific forms of nutrition with regard to health, body composition and physical performance.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tilman Kühn

Public Health Nutrition

Our research focusses on the role of different diets for human health under real-life conditions in the era of climate change.


Research areas at the Department

Dr. Georg Hoffmann, Privatdoz.

Evidence-based nutritional sciences

My major research topic is focused on evidence-based nutritional sciences by means of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Schulreich

Nutrition and Decision Neuroscience

Our research group investigates the intricate interplay between nutrition and cognition, placing a particular emphasis on the biopsychological and neurocomputational processes that underlie this relationship.


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Petra Rust

Health Monitoring of Vulnerable Groups

The monitoring of health and nutritional behavior is essential for the development of measures to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable groups.


Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Angele

Didactics of nutrition

The subject didactics of nutrition are concerned with teaching and learning about nutrition in the context of educational processes in and out of school, and with establishing their empirical basis through subject-specific research and development.