Steering Board

The Steering Board (SB) is the supervisory body for the execution of the research projects within the cluster and is responsible for the structure and the scientific content of the cluster as well as the further development.

The SB comprises the coordinators from each of the six Thematic Area (TA), together with the spokesperson. All scientific institutions active in the year 1-3 of the grant (UB, UKB, DZNE, and DGE) are involved in the SB. The board is responsible for coordinating research activities and assists the spokesperson with specific activities.


Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings
Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences,
Nutritional Epidemiology, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Bonn

Endenicher Allee 11-13
D-53115 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 73 60490
Fax +49 228 73 60493
noethlings(at)uni-bonn.de


Prof. Dr. Markus Nöthen
Institute of Human Genetics
Medical Faculty, University of Bonn,
University Hospital of Bonn

Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
D-53127 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 287 51100 51101
Fax +49 228 287 51011
markus.noethen(at)uni-bonn.de


Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber
Center for Economics and Neuroscience
(Dept. of Epileptology)
University of Bonn

Sigmund-Freud Str. 25
D-53127 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 6885 262
Fax +49 228 6885 261
bernd.weber(at)ukb.uni-bonn.de

The SB communicates regularly with the cluster office and with the BAEN office of innovation regarding management activities, exchange of reports, requests of information, execution of tasks and potential information that may be of interest for industrial partners. The SB will also take all decisions regarding the inclusion of new partners. For the strategic development of the cluster, all TA have already laid out projects for a potential second funding phase (years 4-6), which will be reviewed and refined along with the work in the cluster in close interaction with all cluster partners.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler
Population and Health Sciences
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Sigmund-Freund-Str. 27
D-53127 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 43302 929
Monique.breteler(at)dzne.de


Prof. Dr. Peter Stehle
Institute of Nutrition and Food Sciences,
Nutritional Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Bonn

Endenicher Allee 11-13
D-53115 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 73 3680
Fax +49 228 73 3217
pstehle(at)uni-bonn.de


Dr. Kiran Virmani (coordination)
Department of Professional Media and
Coordination of Branch Offices German Nutrition Society

Godesberger Allee 18
D-53175 Bonn
Ph. +49 228 3776 660
Fax +49 228 3776 78660
virmani(at)dge.de