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Surname, First name Research Focus Availability
Baier, Herwig The goal of our research is to understand how neuronal circuits convert sensory inputs into behavioral responses. available in 2022
Bölter, Bettina Characterisation of protein transport into chloroplasts - analysis of composition and regulation of translocation complexes. available in 2022
Boshart, Michael We are interested in signaling mechanisms involved in parasitic life cycle development and in the host-parasite interaction of global pathogens. not available
Hartl, Ulrich Prof. Hartl's group investigates the mechanisms of protein folding in the cell and the consequences of protein misfolding and aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases. available in 2022
Hayer-Hartl, Manajit The discovery and functional analysis of the chaperonins was instrumental in shaping our present view of de novo protein folding as a chaperone-assisted process. not available
Herms, Jochen Physiological function of proteins involved in Neurodegenerative diseases, synaptic failure in Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease (AD,PD), long-term in vivo two-photon imaging of transgenic mice models of AD, neuronal calcium homeostasis in neurodegenerative diseases, high-throughput drug screens for AD and PD. not available
Klein, Rüdiger We investigate the common principles and functions of cell-cell communication in the developing and mature nervous system and the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. available in 2022
Kunz, Hans-Henning The research in our group is strongly focused on the plant chloroplasts and transport processes in this organelle. We are particularly interested in ion transport proteins. Currently, we are working on the identification of their substrates and molecular mechanisms. available in 2022
Ladurner, Andreas Our team is interested in identifying, characterizing and then exploiting novel molecular mechanisms that underlie the level of regulatory plasticity in chromatin structure. available in 2022
Lichtenthaler, Stefan We study how Alzheimer’s disease develops in the brain on the molecular and cellular level. The aim of our research is to better understand the disease causes and to develop new diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive approaches. TBA
Lopez-Schier, Hernán Our research interests are focused on understanding the fundamental principles that govern the assembly, homeostasis and regeneration of mechanosensory epithelia and their associated neuronal circuits. Our methods are grounded in the traditions of genetics and cell biology, high-resolution live microscopy, biological physics and animal behaviour. available in 2022
Michalakis, Stylianos The overarching goal will be to establish and manipulate an in vitro retinal model for the evaluation of innovative therapeutic approaches for blinding eye disorders. available in 2022
Misgeld, Thomas The Misgeld lab uses in vivo imaging methods (ranging from wide-field time-lapse to two-photon microscopy) to study the development and degeneration of neurons and their processes. TBA
Nägele, Thomas To promote our understanding of how plants acclimate to a changing environment, our research focuses on the quantitative analysis of metabolic regulation. available in 2022
Niessing, Dierk Our goal is to understand the molecular principles underlying cargo recognition by transport complexes, complex assembly and activation, and eventually complex disassembly after the transport. TBA
Spletter, Maria In our research we strive to understand the normal function and regulation of RNA processing, in particular alternative splicing, in myogenesis and how dysregulation contributes to muscle disease. available in 2022
Stricker, Stefan H. The research aim of the Stricker lab is to investigate, which mechanisms ensure that cells do not change identity during the lifetime and how we can manipulate those to freely convert cell fates. TBA
Willem, Michael The Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disease Research focuses on the generation of Amyloid ß-peptide (Aß) as the major constituent of neurotoxic amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's Disease (AD). TBA