Karsten Suhre

Karsten Suhre, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) and the director of its bioinformatics core facility. Previously he served as a Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Munich (LMU), Group Leader for Metabolomics Research at the Institute for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (Helmholtz Center Munich), and Director of Research with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Dr. Suhre’s present research interests focus on metabolomics and functional genetics, i.e. how genetic variation in human metabolism interacts with environmental challenges and lifestyle factors in the development of complex diseases, including diabetes, heart and kidney diseases. He also applies next-generation sequencing techniques to understanding the genetic basis of monogenic and complex disorder.

Dr. Suhre’s now studies how genetic variation in human metabolism interacts with environmental challenges and lifestyle factors in the development of complex diseases, including diabetes, heart and kidney diseases. Knowledge of the genetic basis of metabolic individuality in humans generates many new hypotheses for biomedical and pharmaceutical research, and potentially informs individualized therapy.