Prof. Dr. Axel Ullrich
Phone:+49 89 8578-2512

MPI of Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried

Molecular Biology

Bianca Sperl
Phone:+49 89 8578-2512Fax:+49 89 8578-2454

Research Department "Molecular Biology"

The research of the Department of Molecular Biology is focussed on the molecular analysis of cellular signal transduction mechanisms and their significance for normal biological processes and pathophysiological phenomena such as cancer.

Dr. Robert Torka is a group leader within the Department of Molecular Biology headed by Prof. Dr. Axel Ullrich and focused on the preclinical development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The aim is to block Axl tyrosine kinase activity specifically. An important aspect of his work is the identification and validation of predictive in vitro and in vivo models for tumor metastasis formation. The analysis of the TAM-RTK family signaling, the identification of biomarkers and mechanisms of resistance, associated with the therapeutic use of Axl inhibitors, are thereby of particular interest.

Axel Ullrich was honored with the Wolf Foundation Prize 2010

<p>Axel Ullrich and Schimon Peres</p>

Axel Ullrich and Schimon Peres

Axel Ullrich, Director of the Department Molecular Biology, was awarded the Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine 2010.

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