Junior Research Group ProAID

The junior research group ProAID (Protein oxidation in aging as target for an individualized dietary intervention) was launched in March 2018 and is headed by Dr. Andrea Henze.
ProAID analyzes the effect of nutrition on the human aging process. Its research focus is on oxidative modifications of endogenous proteins such as transport proteins in blood. In this context it is the main interest to evaluate the potential of these protein modifications as biomarkers for nutrition- and age-related diseases such as diabetes mellitus type 2 as well as regulators of the metabolism. In the long-term, the junior research group aims to develop individualized nutrition intervention strategies for healthy aging based on these results.

The junior research group ProAID is part of the cluster NutriAct - Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Aging funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established at the Institute of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam.

Funding period: 2017 - 2022

Dr. Andrea Henze
Junior Research Group ProAID

University of Potsdam
Institute of Nutritional Science
Junior Research Group ProAID
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal

E-Mail: andrea.henze(at)uni-potsdam.de