16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals

Michael Zimmermann, MD, MSc

Affiliation and position:

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Professor and Head of Institute

Research interests:

  1. Iron nutrition
  2. Iodine nutrition
  3. Stable isotopes
  4. Nanotechnology in nutrition

Key publications for the last 2 years:

  1. Zimmermann MB, Hussein I, Al Ghannami S, El Badawi S, Al Hamad NM, Abbas Hajj B, Al-Thani M, Al-Thani AA, Winichagoon P, Pongcharoen T, van der Haar F, Qing-Zhen J, Dold S, Andersson M, Carriquiry AL. Estimation of the Prevalence of Inadequate and Excessive Iodine Intakes in School-Age Children from the Adjusted Distribution of Urinary Iodine Concentrations from Population Surveys. J Nutr. 2016 May 4. pii: jn229005. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Hackl L, Cercamondi CI, Zeder C, Wild D, Adelmann H, Zimmermann MB, Moretti D. Cofortification of ferric pyrophosphate and citric acid/trisodium citrate into extruded rice grains doubles iron bioavailability through in situ generation of soluble ferric pyrophosphate citrate complexes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103(5):1252-9.
  3. Moretti D, Goede JS, Zeder C, Jiskra M, Chatzinakou V, Tjalsma H, Melse-Boonstra A, Brittenham G, Swinkels DW, Zimmermann MB. Oral iron supplements increase hepcidin and decrease iron absorption from daily or twice-daily doses in iron-depleted young women. Blood. 2015 Oct 22;126(17):1981-9.
  4. Schild A, Herter-Aeberli I, Fattinger K, Anderegg S, Schulze-König T, Vockenhuber C, Synal HA, Bischoff-Ferrari H, Weber P, von Eckardstein A, Zimmermann MB. Oral Vitamin D Supplements Increase Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Postmenopausal Women and Reduce Bone Calcium Flux Measured by 41Ca Skeletal Labeling. J Nutr. 2015 Oct;145(10):2333-40.
  5. Zimmermann MB, Boelaert K. Iodine deficiency and thyroid disorders. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015;3(4):286-95.

Journal referee:

  1. Lancet
  2. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  3. Journal of Nutrition

Scientific societies:

  1. Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
  2. Iodine Global Network (Chair)

Personal web-page (Institutional/ResearchGate/LinkedIn):

http://www.humannutrition.ethz.ch