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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. At Profil she is CEO of our Mainz site.

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