Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Thomas Roeder




1988 – 1991
PhD at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg

1981 – 1987
Studies in Biology and Physics, University of Hamburg, Diploma degree in Biology

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2005
Professor (C3) in Zoology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Professor (C3) in Zoophysiology, University of Muenster

Research Group Leader, Genomics of model organisms, Foundation lectureship of the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung “Stifterverband der deutschen Wirtschaft”, University of Marburg

2001 – 2003
Research Scientist, University of Wuerzburg

1997 – 2001
Research Scientist, Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg

1991 – 1997
Research Assistant, Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2016
Member of the examination board “Zoology” of the DFG (German research Foundation)

Since 2016
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the LOEWE Center Insect Biotechnology, Giessen, Germany

Since 2016
Member of the SFB 1182

2013 – 2016
Chairman of the Department of Biology (CAU Kiel)

2011 – 2013
Member of the directorate of the Excellence Cluster Inflammation@Interfaces

2011 – 2013
Managing director of the Zoological Institute (CAU Kiel)

2009 – 2011
Chairman of the Department of Biology (CAU Kiel)

2005 – 2015
Member of the Transregio SFB TR22

Foundation lectureship of the „Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft“




A high-fat diet induces a microbiota-dependent increase in stem cell activity in the Drosophila intestine.

von Frieling J, Faisal MN, Sporn F, Pfefferkorn R, Nolte SS, Sommer F, Rosenstiel P, Roeder T (2020) PLoS Genetics. published 26 May, doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008789

Furbellow (brown algae) extract increases lifespan Drosophila by interfering with TOR-signalling.

Li Y, Romey-Glüsing R, Tahan Zadeh T, von Frieling J, Hoffmann J, Huebbe P, Bruchhaus I, Rimbach G, Fink CRoeder T (2020) Nutrients. 12:1172, doi:10.3390/nu12041172


Factors that affect the translation of dietary restriction into a longer life

von Frieling J, Roeder T (2019) IUBMB Life. 1-11. doi: 10.1002/iub.2224

FeaturedComparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms

Rausch P, Rühlemann M, Hermes BM, Doms S, Dagan T, Dierking K, Domin H, Fraune S, von Frieling J, Hentschel U, Heinsen F-A, Höppner M, Jahn MT, Jaspers C, Kissoyan KAB, Langfeldt D, Rehman A, Reusch TBH, Roeder T, Schmitz RA, Schulenburg H, Soluch R, Sommer F, Stukenbrock E, Weiland-Bräuer N, Rosenstiel P, Franke A, Bosch T, Baines JF (2019) Microbiome, doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0743-1

A high-fat diet induces a microbiota-dependent increase in stem cell activity in the Drosophila intestine

von Frieling J, Naeem Faisal M, Sporn F, Pfefferkorn R, Nolte SS, Sommer F, Rosenstiel P, Roeder T (2019)

Drosophila melanogaster in nutrition research—the importance of standardizing experimental diets

Lüersen K, Roeder T, Rimbach G (2019) Genes Nutr. 14: 3. doi: 10.1186/s12263-019-0627-9


Impaired Wnt signaling in dopamine containing neurons is associated with pathogenesis in a rotenone triggered Drosophila Parkinson’s disease model.

Stephano F, Nolte S, Hoffmann J, El-Kholy S, von Frieling J, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); Sci Rep. 8(1):2372. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20836-w

A Drosophila model of cigarette smoke induced COPD identifies Nrf2 signaling as an expedient target for intervention.

Prange R, Thiedmann M, Bhandari A, Mishra N, Sinha A, Häsler R, Rosenstiel P, Uliczka K, Wagner C, Yildirim AÖ, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); Aging (Albany NY). 10(8):2122-2135. doi: 10.18632/aging.101536

Grow With the Challenge – Microbial Effects on Epithelial Proliferation, Carcinogenesis, and Cancer Therapy

Von Frieling J, Fink C, Hamm J, Klischies K, Forster M, Thomas C. G. Bosch TCG, Roeder T, P Rosenstiel P, Sommer F (2018); Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02020

Nutritional regimens with periodically recurring phases of dietary restriction extend lifespan in Drosophila.

Romey-Glüsing R, Li Y, Hoffmann J, von Frieling J, Knop M, Pfefferkorn R, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2018); FASEB J., 5:fj201700934R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201700934R


Drosophila Fecal Sampling.

Christine Fink, Jakob von Frieling, Mirjam Knop, Thomas Roeder (2017); Bio-protocols, 7(18):e2547. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2547

The Role of Monoaminergic Neurotransmission for Metabolic Control in the Fruit Fly Drosophila Melanogaster.

Li Y, Tiedemann L, von Frieling J, Nolte S, El-Kholy S, Stephano F, Gelhaus C, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2017); Front. Syst. Neurosci., 11:60. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2017.00060


Octopamine controls starvation resistance, life span and metabolic traits in Drosophila.

Li Y, Hoffmann J, Li Y, Stephano F, Bruchhaus I, Fink C, Roeder T (2016); Sci Rep., 6:35359. doi: 10.1038/srep35359

Intestinal FoxO signaling is required to survive oral infection in Drosophila.

Fink C, Hoffmann J, Knop M, Li Y, Isermann K, Roeder T (2016); Mucosal Immunol., 9:927-936. doi: 10.1038/mi.2015.112