Research area of the MDC
We investigate how cell growth, cell shape, cell death, genome integrity and protein homeostasis are regulated. We also work on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cancerous processes in the body and how the immune system interacts with tumors.
Our groups cover a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary expertise, from mathematical modeling, cell biology, biochemistry, structural, developmental and stem cell biology to immunology, experimental tumor models and clinical oncology.
New cancer therapies
As part of cancer research, we place special emphasis on the translation of scientific findings into the clinics for the development of novel therapies. This includes drugs, gene and cell therapy approaches. We are also collaborating closely with clinically oriented groups at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.