Priority Research Area Chronic Lung Diseases

University Liaison Group Epigenetics of Chronic Lung Diseases

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Weckmann
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Weckmann
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Our research focuses on decoding the role of epigenetics in the development, establishment and deterioration of chronic lung diseases. We investigate how influences collectively described as the 'exposome’ (e.g. air pollutants, pathogens, allergens, but also the intestinal microbiome) result in epigenetic changes and lead to aforementioned facilitation of chronic lung disease. In addition to the mechanistic elucidation of epigenetic regulation, our goal as a university liaison group is to develop new biomarkers and innovative therapeutic approaches (theranostics) and translate the investigations into cohorts (ALLIANCE section website; Napkon project) to test.

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