Andreas F. Kolb is a Senior Research Fellow at the Rowett Institute of the University of Aberdeen. His main research interests are in the area of metabolic health, including obesity, cardiovascular health and diabetes. His lab investigates the potential of phytochemicals in combatting metabolic disease and the role of early life nutrition in determining life-long metabolic health consequences.
After a Diploma degree in Biology (1989) and an MSc in Biotechnology (1991) from the Technical University in Munich, Germany, Andreas obtained a PhD in Genetics at the University of Munich in 1992 working on milk protein gene regulation at the Institute of Molecular Animal Breeding. Subsequently he moved to the Institute of Virology and Immunology at University of Wurzburg, Germany as a Postdoc (1992-1997) to investigate the role of milk-borne antibodies on coronavirus transmission. He subsequently moved to the Hannah Research Institute in Ayr, Scotland as a Principal Investigator to study the effects of milk protein composition on the health of the offspring. From there he moved to the Rowett Institute of the University of Aberdeen in 2006 to his current role. Andreas lectures on topics in the area of Medical Genetics including ethical aspects and is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the Rowett Institute.