Research Department Nutrition and Food Sciences

Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2
85350 Freising

Tel.: 08161/ 71 - 2026
Fax: 08161/ 71 - 2824


Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel


Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel


Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2
85350 Freising
Tel.: 08161/ 71 - 3400
Fax: 08161/ 71 - 3999




1972 -1978
Nutritional Sciences, Universität Giessen, Germany
Diploma in Nuttritional Sciences ’summa cum laude’
Ph.D. Biochemistry of Nutrition ’summa cum laude’ (Universität Giessen)
Habilitation and venia legendi for Physiology and Biochemistry of Human Nutrition (Universität Giessen)
Nutritional Sciences, Universität Giessen, Germany
Resident/Fellow, Institute of Physiology, University of Glasgow, UK
Research associate, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Universität Giessen, Full Professor (C4), Professur für Biochemie der Ernährung
1999- to date
Technische Universität München (TUM), Full Professor (C4), Lehrstuhl für Ernährungsphysiologie

Research Interests

  • Nutrient transport (identification of transporters, cloning, expression, and characterisation in cells, model organisms and transgenic animals)
  • Molecular and cellular biology of nutrient functions in controlling gene expression
  • Transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolite profiling applications in biomarker discovery
  • Peptide transporters as targets for drug delivery
  • Biological activity of peptides and polyphenols


  • Basic biochemistry and physiology for students in Nutritional Sciences, Food-technologie, Biology and Pharmacy
  • Advanced courses in Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry for students in Nutritional Sciences and Molecular Biotechnology
  • Nutrigenomics technologies in international PhD school programs and projects

Selected Memberships

  • Member of the American Physiological Society since 1992
  • Member of the American Institute of Nutrition since 1992
  • Member of the German Society of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Biology since 1989
  • Member of the Board of the Germany Society of Nutrition since 1992
  • Member of the Senate commission (SKLM) on food safety and health of the DFG from 1992 to 2004
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Hemholz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany since 2002
  • Elected member of the Akademie Leopoldina (Academy of Science), Germany since 2003.
  • Elected DFG-collegiate in the Review Board “Medicine-Section 4” for “Nutritional Sciences” since 2004

Selected Honors, Awards

  • Research fellowship of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (1984)
  • Research-Fellowship of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany (1988)
  • Award of the "Herbert Quandt-Stiftung" for Promotion of Nutritional Science (1989)
  • Franz-Vogt-Award of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (1989)
  • Fellowship-Award of the "American Ass. for the Study of Liver Diseases" (1991)
  • Henneberg-Lehmann-Award of the Georg-August-Universität Goettingen, Germany (1997)
  • Declined C4-professorship: University of Jena, Germany (1992)
  • Declined offer for Scientific Director position of German Research Center on Human Nutrition, Potsdam (DifE) and Professor (C4) at Potsdam University (2001/2002)
  • PRO MERITIS SCIENTIAE ET LITTERARUM Preis des Bayerischen Staatsministers für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (2003)