Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry


Lydia Sorokin (
homepage:  group sorokin

research: to characterize the role of basement membranes on tissue development and homeostasis with a focus on blood vessels and leukocyte extravasation and secondary lymphoid organs.


Physiological Chemistry

Johannes Eble (
homepage:    group eble

research:to analyze integrin-mediated interactions of cells with the extracellular matrix


Independent groups

Kay Grobe (
homepage: group grobe

research: to characterize the role of Heparan sulfate (HS) sugar chains in growth and differentiation, cell migration and axon guidance


Rita Dreier (
  group dreier

research: to understand molecular control mechanisms of chondrocyte maturation during endochondral ossification (physiological condition) and degenerative joint diseases (pathological condition).

Institute of Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine IEMM

Thomas Pap (
homepage:  Institute for Experimental and Musculoskeltal Medicine

research: to define the role of mesenchymal cell activation and differentiation in physiology and pathology of joints, cartilageand bone.


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Martin Götte (
homepage: Gynecology and Obstetrics

research: to analyse the molecular role of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans in the pathogenesis of malignant and inflammatory diseases