Matthias Platzer, PhD
His mission is to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie the ageing process and that lead to age-related diseases with the hope that eventually this knowledge can contribute to a more healthy ageing of the human population. Cooperating with clinical partners, the group is involved in detection and functional analyses of genetic & epigenetic variations that determine the individual susceptibility to complex disorders (inflammation, obesity, cancer) and ageing. They are also engaged in the sequence analysis of eukaryotic model organisms, prokaryotic genomes and metagenomes. The group is one of the first laboratories in Germany applying next-generation sequencing for genome and transcriptome analysis.