Who's Who


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2010PhDPublic HealthTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany
2009MasterPublic HealthBerlin School of Public HealthBerlinGermany
2007Diploma degreeNutritional sciencesUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany


Current Research Projects

  • Conceptual development and evaluation of an European food propensity questionnaire as a complementary tool for the standardized computerized 24-h dietary recall method EPIC-Soft® (IARC postdoctoral fellowship project in the DEX group)
    A-K Illner, H Boeing, P Ferrari, N Slimani (supervisor of the fellowship)

  • Micronutrient malnutrition in socio-economic low populations in Central and Eastern European countries (collaborative project between the DEX-Group, the EURRECA-Network/EURopean micronutrients RECommendations Aligned and the HELENA-study/Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence)
    R Novakovic, A-K Illner, A Geelen, M Gurinovic, I Iglesia, H Boshuizen, L De Groot, P Van ’t Veer, N Slimani

  • Socio-economic position and cancer incidence among elderly - results from large cohorts in Europe and the United States (research proposal within the CHANCES/Consortium on Health and Ageing: network of cohorts in Europe and the United States; project proposal under final approval)
    A-K Illner, M Jenab, S Croezen, G Menvielle, E Kampman, V Fedirko, D Forman, I Soerjomataram*, N Slimani, F Kee, Y Park, J Major, R Sinha, C Bamia, A Muezzinler, A Peasey *participation needs to be confirmed


Selected Publications

A-K. Illner, H. Freisling, H. Boeing, I.Huybrechts, SP. Crispim, N. Slimani (2012) Review and evaluation of innovative methods for measuring diet in nutritional epidemiology, invited review paper in Int J Epidemiology 2012; awaiting recommendation

MO. Weickert, M. Roden, F. Isken, …, A-K. Illner, …, AF. Pfeiffer (2011) Effects of supplemented isoenergetic diets differing in cereal fiber and protein content on insulin sensitivity in owerweight humans Am J Clin Nutr 94(2) : 459-71

A-K. Illner, U. Harttig, G. Tognon, D. Palli, S. Salvini, E. Bower, P. Amiano, T. Kaasik, A. Metspalu, D. Engeset, E. Lund, H. Ward, N. Slimani, M. Bergmann, K. Wagner, H. Boeing (2011) Feasability of innovative dietary assessment in epidemiological studies using the approach of combining different assessment instruments Public Health Nutr 14(6) : 1055-63

G. Menvielle, AE Kunst, CH van Gils, …, A-K Illner, …, HB. Bueno-de-Mesquita (2011) The contribution of risk factors to the higher incidence of invasive and in situ breast cancers in women with higher levels of education in the European Prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition AM J Epidemiol, 173 (1) : 26-37

PJ Stumbo, R Weiss, JW Newman, JA Pennington, KL Tucker, PL Wiesenfeld, A-K. Illner, DM Klurfeld, J Kaput (2010) Web-enabled and improved software tools and data are needed to measure nutrient intakes and physical activity for personalized health research J Nutr 140(12) : 2104-15

Scientific Societies Membership

German Society of nutrition, Swiss Public Health