Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology

Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann the Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology is devoted to the analysis of hormonal control mechanisms of stress-, ageing and life style related disorders. The focus of the four independent research groups is glucocorticoid hormones in immune system and bone integrity, hormonal regulation of iron homeostasis and insulin resistance, with a particular interest in adipose tissue macrophages, as well as hormonal and aging-related changes in the expression and activation of RAS GTPases.

Besides its diverse activities in science the institute is involved in teaching of the faculty of natural sciences (Bachelor and Master programs) and the faculty of medicine. In addition to different courses covering basic biological topics the institute offers Bachelor- and Master thesis projects dealing with latest scientific questions.

Scientists of the Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology are part of the Collaborative Research Center 1149 „Danger Response, Disturbance Factors and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma“. Here they are presenting their work on their project „Molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid action during fracture healing after severe trauma“ (Projekt C2).

Video Trauma SFB 1149 Project C02

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Photo Director Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann

Prof. Dr. Jan Tuckermann
Phone: +49 731 50 32600
Fax: +49 731 50 32609
Helmholtzstr. 8/1
Room: 3.34

Deputy Director

Photo Deputy Director Prof. PD Maja Vujic´Spasic´, PhD


Photo Secretary Jennifer Laufer

Jennifer Laufer
Phone: +49 731 50 32601
Fax.: +49 731 50 32609
Helmholtzstr. 8/1
Room: 3.33

Student office hours:
Monday - Friday
09:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday + Wednesday
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.


Ulm University 
Institute of Comparative Molecular Endocrinology
Helmholtzstrasse 8/1
89081 Ulm


Photo Entrance Area Centre for Biomedical Research