Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Thomas Roeder




1996 – 2001
Postdoc Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg

1991 – 1996
Assistant Professor, Zoological Institute University of Hamburg

1988 – 1991
PhD at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology University of Hamburg

1981 – 1988
Study of Biology and Physics Univ. Hamburg, Diploma degree in Biology

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

since 2005
Professor (C3) and Director Molecular Physiology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany

Professor (C3), Zoophysiology, University of Muenster, Germany

Independent Research Group Leader, Genomics of model organisms, Foundation lectureship, University of Marbug, Germany

2001 – 2003
Research Group Invertebrates as surrogate hosts, University of Wuerzburg,

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

2011 – 2013
Member of the directorate of the Excellence Cluster Inflammation@Interfaces

2005 – 2014
Member of the Transregio SFB TR22

Foundation lectureship of the „Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft“

1997 – 2001
Member of the SFB 444




Drosophila melanogaster in nutrition research—the importance of standardizing experimental diets

Lüersen K, Roeder T, Rimbach G (2019) Genes Nutr. 14: 3. doi: 10.1186/s12263-019-0627-9


Impaired Wnt signaling in dopamine containing neurons is associated with pathogenesis in a rotenone triggered Drosophila Parkinson’s disease model.

Stephano F, Nolte S, Hoffmann J, El-Kholy S, von Frieling J, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); Sci Rep. 8(1):2372. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20836-w

A Drosophila model of cigarette smoke induced COPD identifies Nrf2 signaling as an expedient target for intervention.

Prange R, Thiedmann M, Bhandari A, Mishra N, Sinha A, Häsler R, Rosenstiel P, Uliczka K, Wagner C, Yildirim AÖ, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); Aging (Albany NY). 10(8):2122-2135. doi: 10.18632/aging.101536

Grow With the Challenge – Microbial Effects on Epithelial Proliferation, Carcinogenesis, and Cancer Therapy

Von Frieling J, Fink C, Hamm J, Klischies K, Forster M, Thomas C. G. Bosch TCG, Roeder T, P Rosenstiel P, Sommer F (2018); Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02020

Nutritional regimens with periodically recurring phases of dietary restriction extend lifespan in Drosophila.

Romey-Glüsing R, Li Y, Hoffmann J, von Frieling J, Knop M, Pfefferkorn R, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); FASEB J., 5:fj201700934R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201700934R


Drosophila Fecal Sampling.

Christine Fink, Jakob von Frieling, Mirjam Knop, Thomas Roeder (2017); Bio-protocols, 7(18):e2547. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2547

The Role of Monoaminergic Neurotransmission for Metabolic Control in the Fruit Fly Drosophila Melanogaster.

Li Y, Tiedemann L, von Frieling J, Nolte S, El-Kholy S, Stephano F, Gelhaus C, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2017); Front. Syst. Neurosci., 11:60. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2017.00060


Octopamine controls starvation resistance, life span and metabolic traits in Drosophila.

Li Y, Hoffmann J, Li Y, Stephano F, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2016); Sci Rep., 6:35359. doi: 10.1038/srep35359

Intestinal FoxO signaling is required to survive oral infection in Drosophila.

Fink C, Hoffmann J, Knop M, Li Y, Isermann K, Roeder T (2016); Mucosal Immunol., 9:927-936. doi: 10.1038/mi.2015.112