Gain insights into our scientific findings
The long-term goal of our research activities is to pave the way towards increasing health during ageing in humans. To reach this objective, our scientists explore the basic causes and processes of ageing by using mice, flies, worms, and fish as model organisms.
With our "research stories" we would like to offer you insights into our work. To this end, we have selected a couple of highlights that have already been published in scientific papers. So please enjoy browsing our short stories.
Dept. Antebi | Molecular Genetics of Ageing
- A "molecular switch" regulates development in the roundworm
- How bile acid molecules are put together step by step
Dept. Larsson | Mitochondrial Biology
Dept. Partridge | Biological Mechanisms of Ageing
Studying model organisms
Why insights gained by studying model organisms might be translated into understanding ageing processes in humans:
Tracking fluorescent proteins
GFP is a "green-fluorescent protein" that is often used in cellular and molecular biology to tag proteins. For instance, we make use of it in order to track the so-called "Tau" protein in living flies. Tau is known to be important in Alzheimer´s disease.
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