New & fundamental biomedical insights
Our scientists develop and deploy newest technologies that allow them to break into so far uncharted territories in our understanding of human health and disease development.
Reproductive and regnerative medicine - Maria Elena Torres-Padilla
(Director of Biomedicine)
Maria Elena Torres-Padilla and her team combine high resolution microscopy, single cell omics and cell biology approaches to uncover the origin of stem cells and the epigenetic principles that control cellular plasticity.
Biological Sensing - Jian Cui
Jian Cui and his team of chemists, physicists and biologists combine engineered nanomaterials with nano-optical detection to discover yet unknown biological signals. Understanding - and subsequently controlling - these pathways, promises entirely new avenues towards prevention or treatment of complex human diseases.
Climate Change - Ben Engel
Ben Engel uses Cryo-electron tomography to study the principle architecture of biological membranes. His research paves the way to engineer more efficiently carbon-dioxide fixing plants that help antagonize climate change!
Brain Development and Diseases - Boyan Bonev
Boyan studies regulatory mechanisms that control both the temporal and spatial cellular identity of the developing cortex. Such fundamental inquiries into the emergence of one of the most complex structures of the human brain will reveal concrete routes to understand and cure various neurological diseases.