Department Antebi

Molecular Genetics of Ageing

Ageing is defined as a gradual decline of organismal homeostasis and of physiologic functions throughout the body, and is associated with an increased risk of age-related disease. Yet work from model genetic organisms reveals that animals possess natural defense mechanisms that help stave off ageing, increase organismal homeostasis and stimulate longevity. | more |

Third-party funding

  • 2015-2018 | BMBF EndoProtect
    Prevention of neuronal protein aggregation through endogenous mechanisms

  • 2011-2017 | DFG
    CECAD: EXC 229 - to support collaborative research in metabolism and longevity

  • 2011-2016 | BMBF
    GERONTOSYS - Forschungskern: SyBACol (Systems Biology of Ageing Cologne); Project Area A: Systems Biology of Longevity Pathways; Subproject B

  • 2011-2015 | DFG
    SFB 635: Posttranslational control of protein function, Project C9: Regulation of C. elegans Developmental Timing by the F-box Protein  DRE-1/FBXO11

  • 2011-2014  | Max Planck Excellence Funds
    Toxic Protein Consortium