Research at the Department of Biochemistry
The staff of the institute at the CCM of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are involved in the various special research areas (SFB) of the German Research Foundation (DFG), national and international collaborative projects as well as in the excellence cluster "Neurocure".
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Research areas of the Department of Biochemistry
- Biochemistry and systems biology of cellular metabolism.
- Analysis of the protein degradation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome-System (UPS) as part of the immune response against viral infections and the role of the UPS in the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Multiple Sklerose, Parkinson or Alzheimer.
- Molecular and structural analysis of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome-System.
- The development of mathematical models to the computer-assisted simulation of metabolic processes.
- The pathogenesis of cardio-vascular diseases.
- Adipositas and metabolic syndrome.
- The analysis of the molecular structure of proteins.