Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich

Nico Steckhan


Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4855

Room: G-2.1.11

Email: nico.steckhan(at)hpi.de

Personal Information

  • since 2018: PostDoc at Charité Integrative Medicine (Prof. Dr. med. A. Michalsen)
  • 2016 - 2019: Bioinformatics, University of Potsdam

    • „Integration of multidimensional data and latent feature identification for predicting complex phenotypes from high-throughput data“

  • 2013 - 2018: PhD, Charité

    • „Non-pharmacological interventions and lifestyle modification in cardiometabolic high-risk patients“

  • 2004 - 2011: Biology (Dipl. biol.) at Technical University of Dresden, Germany

    • „Influence of a Suggestive Placebo Intervention on Psychobiological Responses to Social Stress: A Randomized Controlled Trial.“

Work Experience

  • Max Planck Institute for human cognitive and brain sciences (Leipzig, Germany)

    • Research Group Neurocognition of Music (Prof. Dr. S. Kölsch)

      • Vegetative responses to musical stimuli using an eye-tracking system

  • Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, TU-Dresden, Dresden, Germany

    • Project „Physical factors influencing the cell“ (Prof. Dr. R. Funk)

      • Electromagnetic fields in tissue regeneration

Research Interests

  • Clinical research especially in integrative medicine / lifestyle medicine

    • Fasting therapy / Caloric restriction
    • Nutrition (including Ayurveda)
    • Mind and body therapy (Yoga and Meditation)

  • Bioinformatics

    • Microbiota–gut–brain axis
    • Integrative data analysis and latent feature identification

  • Systems thinking



  • Digital Transformation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Accepted Presubmission). Steckhan, Nico; Arnrich, Bert in Complementary Medicine Research (2019).
  • Integrative Network Analysis Of Microbiome-Immune Axis In Metabolic Syndrome Patients During A Fasting Intervention. Avery, Ellen G; Balogh, András; Bartolomaeus, Hendrik; Löber, Ulrike; Steckhan, Nico; Markó, Lajos; Wilck, Nicola; Hamad, Ibrahim; Šušnjar, Urša; Mähler, Anja; Hohmann, Christoph; Lesker, Till R; Strowig, Till; Dechend, Ralf; Bzdok, Danilo; Kleinewietfeld, Markus; Andreas, Michalsen; Müller, Dominik N; Forslund, Sofia K in Hypertension (2019). 74(Suppl_1)
  • Unobtrusive Measurement of Blood Pressure During Lifestyle Interventions. Morassi Sasso, Ariane; Datta, Suparno; Pfitzner, Bjarne; Zhou, Lin; Steckhan, Nico; Boettinger, Erwin; Arnrich, Bert (2019).