In five research teams, our staff members are concerned with selected research topics, most of which are related to human health. What is significant about these research teams is that they are directly embedded in and linked to the topics of the research center.

Forschungsschwerpunkt Schwangerschaft

Reproduction, pregnancy and regeneration

Human placental and pregnancy disorders: Intensive research on inflammatory processes in early placental development and mechanisms of placenta-related pregnancy disorders

3D culture models and stem cells: Development of 3D culture models that depict a variety of organs (e.g., trachea, placenta, intestines, blood vessels), intensification and promotion of the investigation of 3D cell cultures

Microchimerism: Investigations on how microchimeric cells transmigrate into foreign bodies, where they home to and which functions they may execute in their target tissue.

Forschungsschwerpunkt Stoffwechsel


Liver cancer, fasting and p53: Investigation of transcriptional regulation during fasting in healthy and pathological cells and tissues

Forschungsschwerpunkt Signaling


Structure and function of neuronal circuits: Use of the latest electron microscope methods Investigation of iron storage in the brain and creation of three-dimensional models of neuronal circuits

Forschungsschwerpunkt Präzisionsmedizin

Precision medicine

Liquid biopsies and the origin of circulating tumor cells: Analysis of DNA and cells that escape tumors and circulate in the blood of cancer patients can provide information on their therapeutic process and options.