About us

The IFB AdiposityDiseases is a center that combines research and treatment of a socially relevant disease. In Leipzig the focus is on obesity (adiposity) and its associated diseases such as type II diabetes, arteriosclerosis, fat tissue disorders and fat liver.

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The IFB is a joint center of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig and the University Hospital Leipzig. The IFB members elect the leading committees.

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The IFB cooperates with diverse institutions in the field of medicine, adiposity, and nutrition. The center furthermore offers different events and activities.

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Board of Directors

The IFB has an elected board with ten members, that makes decisions in all basic issues of to the center.

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Research Committees

The IFB has two internal committees and one external board which supervise the qualification prgram for junior researchers and the IFB research projects.

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At the IFB AdiposityDiseases work more than 100 scientists and physicians in the obesity research (members). They are supported by the staff of the laboratories and the administration.

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Important facilities for persons with adiposity are the two obesity outpatient clinics at the University Hospital Leipzig. The employees of the administration can answer general questions on the IFB.

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