My research topics cover all aspects of human nutrition, like hunger-satiety regulations, micronutrient supply and status, prevention, bioavailability and nutritional psychology.
Regarding chronobiology I am working on melatonin receptors and clock genes in human tissues in health and disease.
Methods & Techniques
Evidenced based medicine, questionnaires and surveys, human; and in cooperation PCR, Western blot, cell culture and other techniques.
Probst A, Humpeler S, Heinzl H, Blasche G, Ekmekcioglu C. Short-term effect of macronutrient composition and glycemic index of a yoghurt breakfast on satiety and mood in healthy young men. Forsch Komplementmed 19: 2012 (DOI:10.1159/000343163)
Ekmekcioglu C. Are proinflammatory cytokines involved in an increased risk for depression by unhealthy diets? Med Hypotheses 78: 337-340, 2012
Nemeth C, Humpeler S, Kallay E, Mesteri I, Svoboda M, Rögelsperger O, Klammer N, Thalhammer T, Ekmekcioglu C. Decreased expression of the melatonin receptor 1 in human colorectal adenocarcinomas. Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents 25: 531-542, 2011
Ekmekcioglu C, Touitou Y: Chronobiological aspects of food intake and metabolism and their relevance on energy balance and weight regulation. Obes Rev 12: 14-25, 2011
Leibetseder V, Humpeler S, Svoboda M, Schmid D, Thalhammer T, Zuckermann A, Marktl W, Ekmekcioglu C. Clock genes display rhythmic expression in human hearts. Chronobiol Int 26: 621-363, 2009
Ekmekcioglu C, Prohaska C, Pomazal K, Steffan I, Schernthaner G, Marktl W: Concentrations of seven trace elements in different hematological matrices in patients with type 2 diabetes as compared to healthy controls. Biological Trace Element Research 79: 205-219, 2001