Thomas Langer, University of Cologne, Germany
Thomas Langer obtained his Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. After postdoctoral work at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York and at the University of Munich he was appointed as a professor at the University of Cologne. Thomas Langer’s research focuses on mitochondrial proteases, their physiological functions and regulation. His group studies molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control and the role of proteases in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics, membrane biogenesis and lipid trafficking within mitochondria. Age-associated diseases, such as neurodegenerative disorders and cardiomyopathies, which are caused by dysfunctions of mitochondrial proteases are another important field of research in his group.
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