Adjunct professorship for Marc Tittgemeyer

November 02, 2021

Marc Tittgemeyer, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, has been awarded an adjunct professorship by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne for his achievements in teaching and research.

University - Professor Dr. Gereon R. Fink, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (left) awards adjunct professorship to Dr. Marc Tittgemeyer (right).

At the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Marc Tittgemeyer and his group “Translational Neurocircuity” investigate the circuits in the brain that are crucial in regulating food intake. He is particularly interested in how the brain receives and processes stimuli and controls motivation via the reward system. In this way, he is gaining crucial insights into the pathogenic consequences of overeating in obesity and related disorders. Now the medical faculty at the University of Cologne has awarded him the title of "Adjunct Professor" for his outstanding achievements in teaching and research.

"It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be awarded this title," explains Marc Tittgemeyer. "With my research, I would like to contribute to a better understanding of the regulating physiological processes between body and brain and derive further knowledge for diseases in which dysregulation of these processes plays a role. Teaching and supporting young researchers is particularly important to me, which is why I am involved in teaching at the Faculties of Medicine and Natural Sciences."

About the person

Marc Tittgemeyer studied and received his PhD in physics at the Technical University of Karlsruhe. For a postdoctoral period, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, where he was introduced to the field of neuroscience and preclinical medicine in the Department of Cognitive Neurology. Since 2013, Tittgemeyer has been a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research, and in 2018 he was granted independent status.

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