Identification and Quantification of relevant Metabolites
The focus is on the development and exemplary application of methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of dynamic processes in biological systems to explore the metabolism and to identify relevant bio-markers considering metabolic and regulatory processes. Those investigations lead directly to the application in medical diagnosis.
Oncogene-mediated tumor metabolome
Oncogenic transformations lead to profound alterations of cellular metabolism. These metabolic changes do not only support tumor cell growth and proliferation but also contribute to malignity and tumor progression. > more
Metal Species in Plants
In higher plants, different strategies exist for the acquisition of micronutrients (incl. the essential elements Fe, Cu, Zn). The understanding of such strategies is of paramount importance for plant nutrition, but also for human nutrition. > more
Second Generation Locator for Urban Search and Rescue Operations (EU-SGL)
The hazardeous earthquake in Haiti in 2010 demonstrated again how important suitable tools for search and rescue of trapped people are.