Junior Group Molecular Obesity Research

Our group ‘Molecular Obesity Research’ pursues several approaches to investigate protein (e.g. serpin or protease) function in adipose tissue and obesity. We use our expertise in protein expression and purification to generate substantial amounts of these proteins and elucidate the structural characteristics and molecular mechanisms underlying their biologic activity. In parallel, we are dedicated to unravel their physiological function in health and disease using isolated cells, tissues and animal models. "

The group is currently moving from the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Leipzig, into the new labs at HI-MAG Leipzig:

Heiker Group at Institute of Biochemistry, University of Leipzig