Matthias Hentze - Smartphone proteins connecting gene expression and metabolism
Max Planck Seminar
- Date: Nov 21, 2016
- Time: 01:00 PM c.t. - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Matthias Hentze
- EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
- Location: MPI-IE
- Room: Main Lecture Hall
- Host: Erika Pearce
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 CVMD 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.