From the discovery of biological mechanisms to applications and products

Professor Markus Morrison

Prof. Markus Morrison (Rehm) - Cell Biology and Immunology

The group aims to obtain unprecedented mechanistic insight into intra- and inter-cellular signalling processes that modulate cell fate decisions between life and death. To this end we apply a broad portfolio of cell biological, biochemical, biophysical and systems biological approaches.

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Professor Roland Kontermann

Prof. Roland Kontermann - Biomedical Engineering

Our research interests focus on the development of recombinant antibodies (small bispecific and bifunctional antibody molecules, humanized antibodies) with improved biological and pharmacokinetic properties and targeted nanoparticulate carrier systems for cancer therapy.

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Professor Monilola Olayioye

Prof. Monilola Olayioye - Molecular Tumor Biology

We are interested in the functional contribution of specific oncogenes and tumor suppressors to cellular transformation, with a focus on breast tumorigenesis. We are studying membrane-proximal signaling events that control cell proliferation, migration and invasion.

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Jun-Prof. Dr. Chengzhe Tian

Jun-Prof. Dr. Chengzhe Tian - Signaling Dynamics of Cellular Biomedical Systems

Our research integrates cutting-edge experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to dissect the molecular origins of cell-to-cell heterogeneity and its implications for human diseases.

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Dr. Angelika Hausser

Dr. Angelika Hausser - Membrane Trafficking and Signalling

We are interested in the physiological functions of Protein Kinase D. Specific projects address the role of PKD and its substrates in secretion and tumor cell migration and invasion using 2D and 3D cell culture systems as well as whole organisms (transgenic mouse models).

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Dr. Dafne Müller

Dr. Dafne Müller - Immuno-Oncology

Our research has its focus on the development of combinatorial strategies for cancer immunotherapy in form of targeted approaches involving bispecific antibodies and antibody fusion proteins with immune modulatory ligands and cytokines.

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Dr. Andrew Clark

Dr. Andrew Clark - Cell Biology of the Intestine (joint research group with the University of Tübingen)

Our lab focuses on understanding how the properties and behavior of individual cells in the intestinal epithelium give rise to tissue-scale function. We are interested in collective cell behaviors during homeostasis and how dysregulation of these processes contributes to intestinal pathologies such as inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

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