Achim PetersDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany F1000 Faculty Member (since 08 February 2005)
Professor of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, University of Lübeck
In 1976 he embarked upon his medical studies at the University of Bochum; later he moved to the Medical University of Luebeck. In 1977 he won the nationwide mathematics competition organized by the STIFTERVERBANDES FÜR DIE DEUTSCHE WISSENSCHAFT (FOUNDATION FOR GERMAN SCIENCE). With this success he received a scholarship from STUDIENSTIFTUNG DES DEUTSCHEN VOLKES (SPONSORSHIP FROM THE GERMAN PEOPLE). In 1983 Peters received both his medical license and his research doctorate (at the Institute for Anatomy in Bochum).
In 1984 Dr Peters started working at the Clinic for Internal Medicine at the University of Luebeck. Between 1986 and 1989 he was funded by a postdoctoral grant from the DFG at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, where he researched on 'The Control Theory with Diabetes Mellitus'. In the following years Dr Peters specialized within Internal Medicine in the fields of Endocrinology and Diabetology. In 1993 he became assistant medical director at the Clinic for Interior Medicine at the University of Luebeck.
In 1996 he received his habilitation on the Control Theory of Diabetes Mellitus, and his authorization to teach Internal Medicine.
1977 National winner of the nationwide mathematics competition
1997 Silvia King Award from the German Diabetes Association
Obesity, diabetes, brain corticosteroid feedback, memory, integrative physiology.
How does the human organism control its energy supply? This question has been addressed mainly in healthy humans and in patients with various metabolic diseases through studying glucose metabolism by hyperinsulinemic clamp technique and 31P-MR-spectroscopy; studying brain corticosteroid feedback by challenging the HPA-system by various interventions; and by investigating the response of such a dynamic system by mathematical analysis. I am interested in integrative physiology and have proposed a new concept for regulation of energy supply within the organism: the brain gives priority to regulating its own adenosine triphosphate (ATP) concentrations. Guided by this basic tenet, new explanations for phenomena such as obesity and the metabolic syndrome are searched for.
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F1000 Biology Reports 2010 2:(13) (24 Feb 2010)
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