ZMB Member Johann Matschke
Our research focuses on the role of metabolic reprogramming in cancer cells for intrinsic, microenvironment-induced, and adaptive radioresistance and the identification of associated specific metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells suited to improve the cytotoxic efficacy of radiotherapy.
Therefore, we have established various specific in vitro methods for the analysis and evaluation of radiobiology endpoints, cell metabolite levels, real-time metabolic fluxes in normoxia and hypoxia (Seahorse Bioanalyser). We also perform time-resolved metabolome analyses with national and inter-national cooperation partners. Long-term goal is to develop effective strategies for a targeted cancer cell radiosensitization and to identify associated stratification markers.