Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel König

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Professorship for Sports Nutrition at the Center for Sports Science and University Sports and the Faculty of Life Sciences

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Curriculum Vitae:


born 1964 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
1985-1992 School of Medicine, University of Freiburg
1993 Conferral of doctorate from the University of Freiburg.
1992-2000 Residency in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, University of Freiburg
2000-2011 Senior physician at the University Hospital of Freiburg
2001 Board Certification in Internal Medicine
2002 Board certification in Nutritional Medicine (DAEM)
2005 Board certification in Cardiology
2005 Habilitation
2006 Board certification in Endocrinology and Diabetology
2006 Board certification in Lipidology (DGFF) and Preventive Medicine (DGPR)
2005-2011 Associate Professor at the Centre for Internal Medicine, University of Freiburg
2005-2011 Head of the Section of Sports Nutrition, Prevention and Rehabilitation at the Centre for Internal Medicine, University of Freiburg
Since 2012 Director of the Division for Nutrition at the Department for Sports Science at the University of Freiburg
since 2021 Professor for Sports Nutrition at the Department of Sport Science and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna

Research areas:


* Role of protein nutrition in chronic diseases, body composition and physical performance
* Role of carbohydrates and the glycemic index on blood sugar regulation and fuel selection
* Role of antioxidants on oxidative stress, inflammation and recovery
* eHealth concepts for improvement of chronic diseases by diet and physical exercise

"A balanced, needs-adapted diet not only plays a decisive role in sport, but is also important for the general population to age in health and self-determination at a time when we are getting older and older thanks to the achievements of medicine." (Daniel König)