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Prof. Dr. Leona Plum-Mörschel

Leona acts as CEO of Profil. She is your contact partner, among others, for the following areas:

  • Obesity treatment studies
  • Prediabetes
  • Comorbidities of obesity
  • Body composition measurements
  • Nutrition related issues


Short Bio

Leona has profound scientific and medical expertise in the field of obesity, diabetes, and metabolism. She has a strong background of research in both academic and industry environments with particular know-how in in basic science in molecular endocrinology and energy metabolism as well as translational clinical research and early-phase clinical development for obesity and diabetes.

Additionally, she is experienced in the development process of bioactive food compounds for nutraceutical applications. Prof. Dr. Plum-Mörschel is an active academic lecturer and member in both diabetes- and endocrinology-related professional scientific societies. In combination with the unique experience in diabetes and cardio-metabolic research, the expertise in nutritional sciences and the availability of a metabolic ward at Profil, the Obesity & Prediabetes Department facilitates the design and conduct of intelligent and comprehensive clinical trials focusing on body adiposity, either as a primary focus or as a means to improve glycemic control, metabolic disease risk, or other significant comorbidities.


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Selected Achievements and Work Experience

2020 - 

CEO Profil

2015 -

CEO Profil Mainz

2011 – 2015

Director Obesity & Prediabetes at Profil

2010 – 2011

Medical Scientist & Research Physician at Profil

2009 – 2011

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University New York, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

2009 – 2010

Consultant Clinical Development, Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research Department

2007 – 2009

Visiting Clinical Scientist, New York-Presbyterian Healthcare Medical Centers, NY Weight Control Center

2006 – 2009

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Columbia University New York, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

2004 – 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Cologne University Institute for Genetics, Department of Mouse Genetics and Metabolism

2003 – 2005

Residency, Cologne University Hospital, Medical Clinic II for Endocrinology and Rheumatology

2002 – 2003

Residency, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Nuthetal

2001 – 2002

lnternship, RWTH Aachen University Medical Faculty, Clinics for Surgery, Interna! Medicine, and Neurology