Research Laboratories

Investigating the whole ageing process

With our research we want to make basic scientific discoveries about mechanisms driving ageing and investigate which factors promote healthy ageing. The complementary expertise in the departments of the directors and the various research groups allows us to study the aging process on a broad basis.


Research Groups

Alumni Groups


Research group Martin Graef: Autophagy and Cellular Ageing

Current affiliation: Cornell University


Research group Martin Denzel: Metabolic and Genetic Regulation of Ageing

Current affiliation: Altos Labs, Cambridge UK


Research group Dario Valenzano: Evolutionary and Experimental Biology of Ageing

Current affiliation: Leibniz Institute on Aging


Research group Sara Wickström: Skin Homeostasis and Ageing

Current affiliation: Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), Finnland.


Research group James Stewart: Genome Evolution and Ageing

Current affiliation: Biosciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.


Research group Xiangru Xu: Epigenetic Regulation of Mammalian Ageing

Current affiliation: Yale University, School of Medicine


Research group Christoph Dieterich: Computational RNA and Ageing

Current position: W3 Stiftungsprofessur
Section of Bioinformatics and Computational Cardiology.
Klaus Tschira Institute for Integrative Computational Cardiology and Department of Internal Medicine III, University hospital Heidelberg, Germany


Research group Bianca Habermann: Bioinformatics

Current position: Group leader Computational Biology Group at Institute of Developmental Biology, Aix-Marseille University, France