Antje Weseler
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Molecular mechanisms and clinical effects of naturally derived compounds on chronic inflammatory diseases

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Dr. Antje R. Weseler graduated in pharmacy at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf (Germany) and received her licensure as pharmacist in 1999.

In an interdisciplinary project on the antimicrobial action of traditional herbal drugs at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biology of the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology of the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg (Germany) she obtained her PhD in 2004 for her thesis (magna cum laude) "Experimental investigations of antimicrobial active aqueous and ethanolic extracts of European medicinal plants with particular attention to St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.)".

Via a Marie-Curie Industry Host fellowship of the EU she joined a contract research organization in Maastricht (The Netherlands) in 2004, where she subsequently became responsible for clinical trials regarding the substantiation of health claims of functional foods and food ingredients.

In 2007 Dr. Weseler became employed as postdoc at the Dept. of Health Risk Analysis and Toxicology of the Maastricht University (Nethelands), where she worked on the project “Identification and evaluation of Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-1 inhibitors in food” funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW.

Since 2008 Dr. Weseler works in the Human Toxicology group of Prof. Bast and investigates the effects of polyphenols on cardiovascular health. Her research activities range from cellular in vitro testing to clinical studies with humans. She is involved in the 7th framework EU project Flaviola and a project investigating the interaction of compounds present in tomatoes and tomato products on inflammatory processes.

In 2011 Dr. Weseler obtained the national and European registration as toxicologist.

Dr. Weseler regularly acts as a peer reviewer of papers submitted to various international journals.


  • Dr. Weseler follows the basic teaching qualification (BKO) training of the Maastricht University which will be completed by the end of 2011
  • Dr. Weseler works as tutor and gives practical trainings and lectures in the studies of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Life Sciences.

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