Michael Bruce Zimmermann

Prof. Michael Bruce Zimmermann

Position

Head of MAS ETH in Nutrition and Health
Head of CAS Nutrition for Disease Prevention & H

Relation

Full Professor

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 632 86 57
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 632 84 21

Address

ETH Zürich
Michael Bruce Zimmermann
Professur für Humanernährung
LFV  D 20
Schmelzbergstrasse 7
8092 Zürich
Switzerland

Organisations Full Professor at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology
http://www.hest.ethz.ch/
Research Field

Professor Zimmermann’s research field is human nutrition with a focus on micronutrient deficiencies. His emphasis is on the health effects of iron, iodine, zinc and calcium deficiencies and the development of food-based strategies to correct them. His expertise includes trace mineral biochemistry, nanotechnology for nutrition, novel biomarkers and stable isotope techniques.

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Zimmerman has been a Professor of Human Nutrition at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology since 2012.

He was born in Michigan, USA, in 1958 and holds both Swiss and US citizenships.

Professor Zimmermann concluded his studies in Biological Sciences at the State University of New York, NY, USA with a B.A. in 1981. In 1988 he received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA and in 1994 he earned an M.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, CA USA.

From 1992-1995 he held a post-doctoral fellowship in Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco.

Since 1996 he worked at ETH Zurich, first as a Senior Scientist and from 2004-2011 as a Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent). From 2006-2011 Michael Zimmermann was the Professor of Micronutrients and International Health at Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Since 2012, he is a Guest Professor in the Endocrinology and Diabetes Section at the University of Zurich Hospital. 

Honours
2015
The Princess Sirindhorn Health Award, Royal Family of Thailand
2013
The International Endocrinology Award, The American Society of Endocrinology
2005
Pfizer / JCEM Award for Clinical Research
2004
Mead Johnson Award for Nutrition Research
1988
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Additional Information

Professor Zimmermann has medical accreditations in both Switzerland and the US.

Course Catalogue
752-6001-AAL Introduction to Nutritional Science
752-6002-00L Advanced Topics in Nutritional Science
752-6104-00L Nutrition for Health and Development
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