Physiological Chemistry I
University of Würzburg
Biozentrum, Am Hubland
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STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTERESTS
Biography Diploma/PhD University of Giessen/Germany Postdoc/Habilitation Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich/Germany Group leader Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried/Germany Full Professor University of Würzburg
Research Interests: My main research interests are the molecular processes in organismic development and their malfunction in cancerogenesis. One major topic is the understanding of signal transduction and gene regulation in melanoma. We use the classical Xiphophorus model system and transgenic medaka that develop different types of pigment cell tumors. A second major interest is in the molecular basis and evolution of sex determination. Further interests are in the processes that control differentiation and stemness of embryonic stem cells and their relation to cancer stem cells.