Our work in the Bioanalytics department involves trying to understand the highly complex signalling and metabolic pathways in cells and cell layers in the human body at different levels, from lipids through to intercellular communication processes. Our long-term objective is to improve the health of the general public. To this end, we develop techniques to measure molecule diffusion with spatial and temporal resolution. We hope that these measurement techniques and the results of analyses can be used to help diagnose a variety of illnesses more easily – such as cardiovascular diseases - and perhaps even to develop new therapies. 

In order to explain the multitude of single processes in as much detail and as reliably as possible, we work on living cells and with microchips on which the transport and signalling paths of human cells are simulated.

Current Publications

Lipidomik: wie Lipide die Blutgerinnung steuern

Book series: de.NBI Use Case Broschüre 2020
Type: Book contribution

Proteogenomics of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Cancers, Vol. 11, Nr. 12,
Type: Journal article

Combination of Proteogenomics with Peptide De Novo Sequencing Identifies New Genes and Hidden Posttranscriptional Modifications

mBio, Vol. 10, Nr. 5,
Type: Journal article

O-GlcNAcylation of Histone Deacetylase 4 Protects the Diabetic Heart from Failure

Circulation, Nr. 7, , P. 580–594
Type: Journal article

Linking bioenergetic function of mitochondria to tissue-specific molecular fingerprints

American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 317, Nr. 2, , P. E374–E387
Type: Journal article

Cannabinoid synthases and osmoprotective metabolites accumulate in the exudates of Cannabis sativa L. glandular trichomes

Plant Science, Vol. 284, , P. 108–116
Type: Journal article