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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
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
Cordes, Thorben The Cordes lab “Physical and Synthetic Biology” specializes in the development and application of novel spectroscopy and imaging techniques that allow to map structure and function of biomolecules and (bio)chemical processes in space and time. available in 2022
Gires, Olivier The Gires lab focuses on molecular aspects of carcinogenesis with the aim to improve current therapeutic strategies, thereby concentrating on the elucidation of the function of cancer and cancer stem cell markers such as EpCAM and CD133. available in 2022
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
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
Imhof, Axel We study the proteomic composition of distinct chromatin domains, the mechanisms that operate to maintain the composition of histone modifications and the associated proteins at a given DNA locus. 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
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
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
Vollmar, Angelika The biochemical pathway of chlorophyll degradation has only recently been characterized. The metabolites that are yielded from the breakdown path – the phyllobilins – were shown to have antioxidant properties. available in 2022