Lars-Oliver Klotz, PhD

Lars-Oliver Klotz obtained his Diploma degree (an MSc equivalent) in biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany, followed by a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany (advisor: Helmut Sies). Following postdoctoral research at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD, USA, he returned to the University of Düsseldorf and obtained his lecturer’s qualification (Habilitation degree). He headed the "Environment and Stress Signaling" section at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF) in Düsseldorf from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he moved to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, where he was an associate professor and held the Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2013, Dr. Klotz was appointed Professor and Chair of the newly established Department of Nutrigenomics at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany. Dr. Klotz was recipient of the Catherine-Pasquier-Award of the European Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR-Europe) in 2006. His research interests include the biochemistry of oxidative stress, stress-induced signal transduction and molecular processes in aging.