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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
Becker, Peter B. We are interested in how functional states derive from the interplay of opposing principles: those that endow chromatin structures with plasticity and enable a cell to respond to developmental, metabolic and environmental signals, and others, promoting the assembly of lasting, heritable structures that organise chromosomes and define cellular identity. not available
Becker, Noémie Understanding the evolution of Borrelia bacteria in the context of their adaptation to their different hosts is crucial for the understanding of the geographical spread of the disease as well as their adaptation to the human immune system. TBA
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
Gompel, Nicolas A stricking feature of animal evolution is the diversity of their forms and behaviors. The evolution of traits entails changes in the genetic make-up of each species. available in 2022
Korber, Philipp We wish to understand which factors determine nucleosome positioning, especially how DNA sequence is read out and translated into nucleosome positioning, and how positioned nucleosomes in one biological state become remodeled into an altered organization in a different state. not available
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
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
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
Sattler, Michael We study the structure, molecular recognition and dynamics of biomolecules in solution using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, combined with complementary structural biology and biophysical techniques. TBA
Schmidt, Mathias V. The main focus of this research group is to study the impact of acute and chronic stress on the body during different developmental stages. Specifically, we are interested in the behavioral, neuroendocrine and molecular basis of individual stress vulnerability and resilience. available in 2022
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
Wagner, Ernst Novel molecular therapeutics like siRNA, microRNAs or antagomiRs require potent extracellular and intracellular delivery devices to be effective antitumor agents. TBA