Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Plant Ecophysiology

Prof. Dr. Caroline Stokes


Room 111 (First Floor) 

Head of Research Group
Food and Health



Stokes, Caroline

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Research interests 
  • Plant-based diets for the prevention and therapy of disease, including liver and psychiatric diseases
  • The spectrum of vitamin D metabolites in health and disease
  • The human and plant microbiomes
Research Group Food and Health
  • Prof. Stokes is head of the Working Group Food and Health
  • The working group works in close collaboration with the Department of Molecular Toxicology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE). The former group Nutrients and Health at the DIfE has now formally integrated with the current group Food and Health at HU Berlin.
  • Novel sources of vitamin D in plants
  • A comparison of the luminal and mucosal microbiome
Stipends and awards
  • Saarland University Excellence Programme for women scientists striving to become professors, Germany
  • Doctorate Stipend, StudienStiftungSaar, Germany
  • The Van Den Berghs Prize, King´s College London
  • 'Rising Stars' Programme in public communication, Cambridge University
  • National Health Service Journal Award for Nutrition and Mental Health Programme, United Kingdom

Additional Functions



  • Health and Care Professionals Council, United Kingdom
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver
List of publications