Wolfgang Stuetz, Ph.D.


2010 - Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) in Nutritional Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Thesis: Determinants of micronutrient status, DDT residues and pregnancy outcomes: cross-sectional studies in pregnant and post partum women from Maela refugee camp, North-Western Thailand.

2000 - Diploma in Nutritional Sciences (equivalent to M.Sc.), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Professional experience

2015 - present: Research Associate, Department of Food Biofunctionality (140b), Institute of Nutritional Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2011 - 2015: Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Toxicology, Institute of Nutrition, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany

2009 - 2010: Research Associate,  Division Biofunctionality and Safety of Food, Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2001 - 2008: Ph.D. student, Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutritional Science, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany


38. Lux, P. E., Freiling, M., Stuetz, W., von Tucher, S., Carle, R., Steingass, C. B. & Frank, J. (2020) (Poly)phenols, Carotenoids, and Tocochromanols in Corn (Zea mays L.) Kernels as Affected by Phosphate Fertilization and Sowing Time. J Agric Food Chem 68: 612-622

37. Kochlik B, Stuetz W, Pérès K, Pilleron S, Féart C, García García FJ, Bandinelli S, Gomez-Cabrero D, Rodriguez-Mañas L, Grune T, Weber D (2019). Associations of fat-soluble micronutrients and redox biomarkers with frailty status in the FRAILOMIC initiative. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12479

36. Kochlik B, Stuetz W, Pérès K, Féart C, Tegner J, Rodriguez-Mañas L, Grune T, Weber D (2019). Associations of Plasma 3-Methylhistidine with Frailty Status in French Cohorts of the FRAILOMIC Initiative. J Clin Med 8(7), pii: E1010. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm8071010

35. Stuetz W, Gowele V, Kinabo J, Bundala N, Mbwana H, Rybak C, Eleraky L, Lambert C, Biesalski HK (2019). Consumption of Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Predicts Vitamin A and Iron Intake and Status among Female Small-Scale Farmers in Tanzania. Nutrients 11(5) E1025. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11051025

34. Kruger J, Stuetz W, Frank J (2019). Iron, catechin and ferulic acid inhibit cellular uptake of beta-carotene by reducing micellization. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b01417

33. Pinchuk I, Weber D, Kochlik B, Stuetz W, Toussaint O, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Dolle MET,  Jansen E, Gonos ES, Sikora E, et al. (2019). Gender- and age-dependencies of oxidative stress, as detected based on the steady state concentrations of different biomarkers in the MARK-AGE study. Redox biology 24, 101204,. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.redox.2019.101204

32. Gowele VF, Kinabo J, Jumbe T, Kirschmann C, Frank J, Stuetz W (2019). Provitamin A Carotenoids Tocopherols Ascorbic Acid and Minerals in Indigenous Leafy Vegetables from Tanzania. Foods 8(1), 35. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/foods8010035

31. Rietman ML, Spijkerman AMW, Wong A, van Steeg H, Bürkle A, Moreno-Villanueva M, Sindlinger T, Franceschi C, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Bernhardt J, Slagboom PE, Toussaint O, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Sikora E, Gonos ES, Breusing N, Stuetz W, Weber D, Grune T, et al. (2019). Antioxidants linked with physical cognitive and psychological frailty: Analysis of candidate biomarkers and markers derived from the MARK-AGE study. Mechanisms of ageing and development 177, 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2018.04.007

30. Ajana S, Weber D, Helmer C, Merle BM, Stuetz W, Dartigues JF, Rougier MB, Korobelnik JF, Grune T, Delcourt C et al (2018). Plasma Concentrations of Lutein and Zeaxanthin Macular Pigment Optical Density and Their Associations With Cognitive Performances Among Older Adults. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 59, 1828-1835. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-22656

29. Pilleron S, Weber D, Peres K, Colpo M, Gomez-Cabrero D, Stuetz W, Dartigues JF, Ferrucci L, Bandinelli S, Garcia-Garcia FJ, et al. (2019). Patterns of circulating fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids and risk of frailty in four European cohorts of older adults. European journal of nutrition 58, 379-389. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1602-0

28. Giacconi R, Costarelli L, Piacenza F, Basso A, Bürkle A, Moreno-Villanueva M, Grune T, Weber D, Stuetz W, Gonos ES et al. (2018). Zinc-induced Metallothionein in centenarian offspring from a large European population: the MARK-AGE Project. The journals of gerontology. Series A Biological sciences and medical sciences 73, 745-753. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glx192

27. Weber D, Stuetz W, Toussaint O, Debacq-Chainiaux F, Dollé ME, Jansen EH, Gonos ES, Franceschi C, Sikora E, Hervonen A, Breusing N, Sindlinger T, Moreno-Villanueva M,  Bürkle A, Grune T (2017). Associations between specific redox biomarkers and age in a large European cohort: the MARK-AGE Project. Oxidative Medicine and Cell Longevity, 1401452. https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/1401452

26. Irías-Mata A, Stuetz W, Sus N, Hammann S, Gralla K, Cordero-Solano A, Vetter W, & Frank J (2017). Tocopherols, tocomonoenols and tocotrienols in oils of Costa Rican palm fruits: a comparison between six varieties and chemical vs. mechanical extraction. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 65(34), 7476-7482. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02230

25. Carrara VI, Stuetz W, Lee SJ, Sriprawat K, Po B, Hanboonkunupakarn B, Nosten FH. McGready R (2017). Longer exposure to a new refugee food ration is associated with reduced prevalence of small for gestational age: results from 2 cross-sectional surveys on the Thailand-Myanmar border. Am J Clin Nutr 105(6), 1382-1390. https://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.116.148262

24. Stuetz W, Schlörmann W, Glei M (2017). B-vitamins, carotenoids and α/γ-tocopherol in raw and roasted nuts. Food Chemistry, 221, 222-227. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.10.065

23. Stuetz W, Weber D, Dollé MET,  Jansen E,  Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Fiegl S, Toussaint O, 7, Bernhardt J, Gonos ES, Franceschi C, Sikora E, Moreno-Villanueva M, Breusing N, Grune T, Bürkle A (2016).  Plasma Carotenoids, Tocopherols, and Retinol in the Age-Stratified (35–74 Years) General Population: A Cross-Sectional Study in Six European Countries. Nutrients 8, 614. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu8100614

22. König J, Besoke F, Stuetz W, Malarski A, Jahreis G, Grune T, Höhn A (2016). Quantification of age-related changes of α-tocopherol in lysosomal membranes in murine tissues and human fibroblasts. Biofactors. 42(3), 307-15. https://iubmb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/biof.1274

21. Stuetz W, Carrara VI, McGready R, Lee SJ, Sriprawat K, Po B, Hanboonkunupakarn B, Grune T, Biesalski HK, Nosten FH (2016). Impact of Food Rations and Supplements on Micronutrient Status by Trimester of Pregnancy: Cross-Sectional Studies in the Maela Refugee Camp in Thailand. Nutrients, 8(2), 66. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu8020066

20. Gao H, Wang Q, Hormann E, Stuetz W, Stiller C, Biesalski HK, Scherbaum V (2016). Breastfeeding practices on postnatal wards in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region, Sichuan province of China. Int Breastfeed J, 11, 11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-016-0070-0

19. Scherbaum V, Purwestri RC, Stuetz W, Inayati DA, Suryantan J, Bloem MA, Biesalski HK (2015). Locally produced cereal/nut/legume-based biscuits versus peanut/milk-based spreads for treatment of moderately to mildly wasted children in daily programmes on Nias Island, Indonesia: an issue of acceptance and compliance. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 24, 152-61. https://dx.doi.org/10.6133/apjcn.2015.24.1.15

18. Hongsibsong S, Stuetz W, Sus N, Prapamontol T, Frank J (2014). Dietary exposure to continuous small doses of α-cypermethrin in the presence or absence of dietary curcumin does not induce oxidative stress in male Wistar rats. Toxicology Reports, 1, 1106-14. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.toxrep.2014.10.025

17. Menéndez-Aguirre O, Kessler A, Stuetz W, Grune T, Weiss J, Hinrich J (2014). Increased loading of vitamin D2 in reassembled casein micelles with temperature-modulated high pressure treatment. Food Research International, 64, 74-80. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2014.06.010

16. Weber D, Stuetz W, Bernhard W, Franz A, Raith M, Grune T, Breusing N (2014). Oxidative stress markers and micronutrients in maternal and cord blood in relation to neonatal outcome. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68, 215-22. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.263

15. Weber D, Stuetz W, Bernhard W, Franz A, Raith M, Grune T, Breusing N (2013). 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate and thiamine diphosphate in cord-blood erythrocytes of preterm versus term newborns. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67, 1029-1035. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.158

14. Purwestri RC, Scherbaum V, Inayati DA, Wiriwan NN, Suryantan J, Bloem MA, Pangaribuan RV, Stuetz W, Hoffmann V, Qaim M, Biesalski HK, Bellows AC (2013). Impact of Daily versus Weekly Supply of Locally Produced Ready-to-Use Food on Growth of Moderately Wasted Children on Nias Island, Indonesia. ISRN Nutrition, 412145. https://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/412145

13. Stuetz W, Carrara VI, McGready R, Lee SJ, Biesalski HK, Nosten FH (2012). Thiamine diphosphate in whole blood, thiamine and thiamine monophosphate in breast-milk in a refugee population. PLOS ONE, 7(6), e36280. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036280

12. Stuetz W, Carrara VI, McGready R, Lee SJ, Erhardt JG, Breuer J, Biesalski HK, Nosten FH (2012). Micronutrient status in lactating mothers before and after introduction of fortified flour: cross-sectional surveys in Maela refugee camp. European Journal of Nutrition, 51, 425-434. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-011-0226-z

11. Hongsibsong S, Wipasa J, Pattarawarapan M, Chantara S, Stuetz W, Nosten F,  Prapamontol T (2012). Development and Application of an Indirect Competitive Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of p,p'-DDE in Human Milk and Comparison of the Results against GC-ECD. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60, 16-22. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf203440b

10. White AL, Carrara VI, Paw MK, Malika, Dahbu C, Gross MM, Stuetz W, Nosten FH, McGready R (2012). High initiation and long duration of breastfeeding despite absence of early skin-to-skin contact in Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border: a mixed methods study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 7, 19. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-4358-7-19

9. Purwestri RC, Scherbaum V, Inayati DA, Wirawan NN, Suryantan J, Bloem MA, Pangaribuan RV, Stuetz W, Hoffmann V, Qaim M, Biesalski HK, Bellows AC (2012). Supplementary feeding with locally-produced Ready-to-Use Food (RUF) for mildly wasted children on Nias Island, Indonesia: comparison of daily and weekly program outcomes. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 21, 374-379; http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/21/3/374.pdf

8. Gautam B, Vadivel V, Stuetz W, Biesalski H.K (2012). Bioactive compounds extracted from Indian wild legume seeds: Antioxidant and type II diabetes related enzyme inhibition properties. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 63, 242-5. https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09637486.2011.621413

7. Menéndez-Aguirre O, Stuetz W, Grune T, Kessler A, Weiss J, Hinrichs J (2011). High-pressure assisted encapsulation of vitamin D2 in reassembled casein micelles. High Pressure Research, 31, 265-271. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08957959.2011.565057

6. Vadivel V, Stuetz W, Scherbaum V, Biesalski HK (2011): Total free phenolic content and health relevant functionality of Indian wild legume grains: Effect of indigenous processing methods. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 24, 935-43 https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2011.04.001

5. Trox J, Vadivel V, Vetter W, Stuetz W, Kammerer D, Carle R, Scherbaum V, Gola U, Nohr D, Biesalski HK (2011). Catechin and epicatechin in testa and their association with bioactive compounds in kernels of cashew nut. Food Chemistry, 128(4), 1094-99. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.04.018

4. Stuetz W, Prapamontol T, Hongsibsong S, Biesalski HK (2010). Polymethoxylated flavones, flavanone glycosides, carotenoids, and antioxidants in different cultivation types of tangerines ( Citrus reticulata Blanco cv. Sainampueng) from Northern Thailand. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(10), 6069-74. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf904608h

3. Trox J, Vadivel V, Vetter W, Stuetz W, Scherbaum V, Gola U, Nohr D, Biesalski HK (2010). Bioactive compounds in cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) kernels: effect of different shelling methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(9), 5341-6 https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf904580k

2. Stuetz W, McGready R, Cho T, Prapamontol T, Stepniewska K, Biesalski HK, Nosten F (2006). Relation of DDT residues to plasma retinol, -tocopherol, and -carotene during pregnancy and malaria infection: A case-control study in Karen women in northern Thailand. Science of the Total Environment, 363, 78-86. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2005.06.032

1. Stuetz W, Prapamontol T, Erhardt JG, Classen HG (2001). Organochlorine pesticide residues in human milk of a Hmong hill tribe living in Northern Thailand. Science of the Total Environment, 273, 53-60. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(00)00842-1