The major goals of our research are to characterize the individual proteases (primarily from the cathepsin family) and their inhibitors (stefins, cystatins and related proteins) and to unravel the molecular mechanisms of processes leading to programmed cell death or regulating the immune response of the organism. In addition, our research is focused towards understanding the roles of proteases in various pathological processes, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and different neurological disorders (Huntington disease, …).


FEBS ICGEB workshop ‘Proteolysis: at the interface between health and disease

Dear colleagues and friends, it is our pleasure to invite you to this year’s  FEBS ICGEB workshop ‘Proteolysis: at the interface between health and disease’. This workshop aims at addressing current issues, progress, and expansion taking place in the field of proteases, protein inhibitors and their mechanisms of control under physiological and pathological conditions. Several …

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The Department for Biochemistry and Molecular and Structural Biology offers master’s students, who are interested in conducting a master’s research project in the discipline of Biochemistry, a variety of opportunities.
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