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Ute Spiekerkötter, MD

Co-Chair INFORM Network

Besides being the Co-Chair of the International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management (INFORM), Professor Spiekerkötter is the Director of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University Children’s Hospital in Freiburg, Germany. Part of the department is the Center for Inborn Metabolic Diseases and the Laboratory of Genetic Metabolic Diseases for diagnostics and research in inborn errors of metabolism. Prof. Spiekerkötter’s research is focused on mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorders with a particular interest in disease pathogenesis and treatment development. Professor Spiekerkötter specialized in Pediatrics and Metabolic medicine at University Children’s Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany. She is also a pediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist. Prof. Spiekerkötter completed her Postdoctoral Fellowships at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her prior positions include Professor of Pediatric Metabolic Diseases and Head of the Metabolic Division at University Children’s Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany.