Prof. Elena Conti
Director Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Topic: Should it stay or should go: RNA recognition by cellular RNA-degradation machineries
The regulation of gene expression is of fundamental importance to all living organisms and relies on the ability of cells to control the quality and quantity of their RNA repertoire. Eukaryotic cells have an extraordinarily large number of RNA molecules that have different functions. The group of Elena Conti uses biochemical and structural biology approaches to unravel the cellular control mechanisms that monitor and eliminate RNA molecules that are either no longer needed or are aberrant because of deleterious genomic mutations or errors in their production.
Dr. Moritz Völker-Albert
Managing Director EpiQMax
Topic: Epigenetics as a molecular barometer for a healthy lifestyle
EpiQMAx creates a unique and personalized health index based on epigenetic profiling. Based on this index, together with renowned partners, we develop individualized nutrition and exercise recommendations to motivate people for a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic diseases.
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Dr. Peter Hanns Zobel
Managing Director of the IZB
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