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The Institute of Molecular Biology

The Institute of Molecular Biology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, is interested in the biomedicine of sphingolipids. The Institute consists of the four independent, but very closely connected research groups of  A. Carpinteiro, H. Grassmé and E. Gulbins.

We focus on the system sphingomyelin - sphingomyelinases - ceramide - ceramidases - sphingosine, which has an outstanding importance in many biological processes. We apply our insights to a wide range of biomedical problems and, thus, investigate the pathophysiology and development of novel treatments of bacterial pneumonia, tissue infections and sepsis, immune response to tumors, auto-immune disorders, major depressive disorder, homing of leukocytes and Farber disease.

Dept. of Molecular Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen
Medical School Essen
Hufelandstr. 55
D-45147 Essen

Prof. Dr. Erich Gulbins
Tel.: +49-(0)201-723-3118

Prof. Dr. Katrin Anne Becker-Flegler
Tel.: 49-(0)201-723-1949


Bettina Peter
Tel. +49 (0)201-723-3418
Fax. +49(0)201-723-5974

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