Senior scientist, Department of Biochemistry
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ursula Loizides-Mangold obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. She then joined the lab of Prof Bruce Zetter at Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School in Boston to investigate the regulation of polyamine biosynthesis. Currently, she is working as a senior scientist in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva, Switzerland where she has developed technology and conducted research projects that focus on mammalian lipid homeostasis and the importance of lipids on cell function and health.
My research focuses on the role of lipid metabolic pathways with a strong emphasis on the importance of lipids on cell function and health using mass spectrometry based lipidomics. I am particularly interested in what influences lipid homeostasis and how nutrition plays a role in whole body metabolism in the context of metabolic disorders.