Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry


Lydia Sorokin (
homepage:  group sorokin

research: 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 determine the suprastructure of the extracellular matrix: Macromolecular alloys and networks.



Rita Dreier (
  group dreier

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

Independent Junior 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


Institute of Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine IEMM

head: 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.




Berno Dankbar (
homepage:  Berno Dankbar


research: to understand the role of inflammatory mediators in bone celldifferentiation and function



Athanasios Stratis (


research: to study mechanisms of organ-specific, inflammatory tissueremodelling.



Richard Stange (


research: to investigate mechanisms of tissue regeneration followingtraumatic injury



Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Martin Götte (
homepage: group goette


research: to determine the function of heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate proteoglycans in the pathogenesis of malignant and inflammatory diseases.