Scientific Focus

  • The Institute of Developmental Genetics (IDG) focuses on one hand on the development of novel genetic tools (i.e. gene scissors) and methods for determining the underlying molecular causes of human diseases and the establishment of innovative new gene therapeutical approaches. On the other hand, preclinical mouse and cellular human models of Parkinson´s Disease are used to identify its molecular disease signatures to determine the interplay of genetic predispositions, environmental and lifestyle factors in combination with aging. Based on these findings therapeutic approaches, i.e. reprogramming of somatic cells to neurons, are developed and improved.