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Michael Krebs
Michael Krebs, MD

Department of Medicine III (Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-9265-7274
T +43 1 40400 43110


Adrenal Glands; Bariatric Medicine; Endocrinology; Glucose Clamp Technique; Glucose Metabolism Disorders; Insulin Resistance; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Obesity, Morbid; Phenotype; Pituitary Diseases; Pituitary Function Tests; Thyroid Diseases

Research interests

During the recent years we have performed studies on glucose metabolism in normal volunteers and diabetic subjects using NMR spectroscopy (non-invasive determination of glycogen concentrations in skeletal muscle and liver, muscular glucose-6-phosphate, and intracellular lipids). Our group also applies various tracer techniques and biopsies of skeletal muscle in combination with hyperinsulinemic- and pancreatic-clamp tests to determine rates of glucose turnover, gluconeogenesis, and molecular mechanisms insulin resistance. We am especially interested in elucidating the mechanisms of nutrient induced insulin resistance in humans.  A major focus of my research work was the pathogenesis of vascular and myocardial disease associated with the insulin resistance syndrome and type 2 diabetes. 

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Metabolic  NMR spectroscopy in vivo
  • Comprehensive metabolic phenotyping (Clamp Studies, Biopsies)