Ulrike Krammer, MSc


Thesis title: "The influence of exercise on epigenetic regulation, especially DNA methylation and selected non-coding RNAs and the effects on metabolic relevant proteins"

Thesis outline: Genetic dispositions (e.g. SNPs) are insufficient to explain the individual reaction to diet, nutrition and exercise. This individual reaction can be explained through epigenetic mechanisms. The main aim of my research is to investigate these interrelationships between epigenetics (e.g. via miRNAs) and exercise and to establish so-called biomarkers in the capillary blood, which e.g. can provide information about the current fitness level of a person.

Supervisor & Co-Mentor: Alexander Haslberger, Petra Rust