The Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology is devoted to basic research unravelling mechanisms of the hormonal control of stress-, ageing and life style related disorders. In our ageing society immune-metabolic disorders, and muskulo-skeletal impairments evolve to a general health problem. The action of hormones of the stress axis, and regulators of mineral homeostasis modulate the underlying multiple organ cross-talk in multiple physiological processes. A precise understanding of hormonal control in animal and human (patho-)physiology provides insight into fundamental biological processes, but also gives rationales for novel treatment options for general immune-metabolic and skeletal diseases.

The Institute hosts the following Research Groups:

Photo Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann

Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann

Stress associated glucocorticoid hormones in immune system and bone integrity.

Photo Prof. Priv.-Doz. Maja Vujić Spasić

Prof. PD Maja Vujić Spasić, PhD

Hormonal regulation of iron homeostasis.

Photo Dr. habil. Tamás Röszer

Dr. habil. Tamás Röszer

Hormonal regulators in adipose tissue macrophages causing insulin resistance.

Photo Dr. Ion Cristian Cirstea

Dr. Ion Cristian Cirstea

Aging-related and hormonal dependent changes of the expression and activation of RAS GTPases and their downstream signaling pathways.

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