Ristow, Michael, Prof. Dr.
Michael Ristow's research focuses on the biochemical basis of general aging, age-related diseases and their prevention. His special interest is mitochondrial energy metabolism and its importance in the pathogenesis of these diseases.
Michael Ristow is full professor for Energy Metabolism at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) since January 2013.
He was born in Lübeck, Germany, in 1967.
Michael Ristow studied medicine at the University of Bochum. In 1996, he completed his dissertation with "summa cum laude". It was followed by a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the U.S. In 2000, he received his medical license in internal medicine at the University of Cologne. From 2001 to 2004, he worked both as an assistant professor at the Charité in Berlin as well as a group leader at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam. In 2004, he was appointed Professor of Human Nutrition at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, where he remained until 2012.
2008: Thuringia Research Award
2004: Ferdinand-Bertram-Award, Deutschen Diabetes Gesellschaft
1998: Hochhaus-Preis, Universität Köln
1998: Young Scientist Award, Endocrine Society (USA)
1986 – 1992: Scholarship „Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes“
1985 und 1986: Winner of the National Science Contest „Jugend forscht“