Our main goal in the field of metabolic regulation is to elucidate the enzymatic, structural and metabolic basis for the homeostatic mechanisms and dynamics of the living (animal and human) organism.
We study the processes under normal as well as pathological conditions and the research area can be understood as a bridge between molecular biology and physiology as well as clinical science.
The research area is also of central importance for the understanding of nutritional questions. There is a clearly increasing demand for knowledge in the field of metabolism, as best illustrated by the mitochondrial involvement in type 2 diabetes.
Thus, we focus our research on ‘Metabolic programming' and ‘Regulation of energy metabolism'.