Matthias Hentze - Smartphone proteins connecting gene expression and metabolism

Max Planck Seminar

  • Date: Nov 21, 2016
  • Time: 13:00 c.t. - 14:00
  • Speaker: Matthias Hentze
  • EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Location: MPI-IE
  • Room: Main Lecture Hall
  • Host: Erika Pearce
Matthias Hentze - Smartphone proteins connecting gene expression and metabolism
During his short stop at the MPI-IE on Monday, December 21st, 2016 Matthias Hentze will give a seminar entitled “Smartphone proteins connecting gene expression and metabolism”. The seminar starts at 1pm in the Main Lecture Hall of the institute.

The Hentze group combines biochemical and systems-level approaches to investigate the connections between gene expression, cell metabolism, and their role in human disease. Key goals of the group include collaborative efforts to: uncover the biological roles of unexpected RNA-binding proteins (‘enigmRBPs’) in cell metabolism, differentiation, and development; explore, define, and understand REM networks; help elucidate the role of RNA metabolism in disease, and to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies based on this knowledge; and to understand the molecular mechanisms and regulatory circuits underlying physiological iron homeostasis.


Short CV

MD 1984, University of Münster. Postdoctoral training at the NIH, Bethesda. Group Leader at EMBL since 1989. Senior Scientist since 1998. Associate Director 2005-2013. Director since 2013. Co-Director of the EMBL/University of Heidelberg Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit since 2002.
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