Our mission is to understand the principles of cancer development and progression and to provide the basis for improved diagnosis and treatment.
We investigate how cell growth, cell shape, cell death, genome integrity and protein homeostasis are regulated. We also work on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cancerous processes in the body and how the immune system interacts with tumors.
Our groups cover a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary expertise, from mathematical modeling, cell biology, biochemistry, structural, developmental and stem cell biology to immunology, experimental tumor models and clinical oncology.
We place special emphasis on the translation of scientific findings into the clinics for the development of novel therapies, including drugs, gene and cell therapy approaches, and collaborate closely with clinically oriented groups at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Claus Scheidereit