Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Freie Universität, and the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, together with the Université Pierre et Marie Curie and the Institut de Myologie in Paris established a graduate program for skeletal muscle sciences: the International Research Training Group for Myology “MyoGrad”. MyoGrad offers the first structured platform for doctoral training in the field of muscle sciences worldwide. The training group is a member program of Dahlem Research School.
Muscle wasting and weakness are devastating problems in patients with muscular dystrophies, cancer, cachexia of any cause, critical illness myopathy, and also commonly occur in aging individuals. Our research topics, which range from muscle development to the establishment of gene therapy approaches and stem cell biology, include:
- Muscle growth regulation
- Proteasome ubiquitin system and inflammation
- Cytoskeleton architecture and cell polarization
- Muscle development and muscle stem cells
- Muscle metabolism
- Development of therapies for muscular dystrophy
- Muscle - tendon interaction
- Nuclear envelope
- Muscle pain
Doctoral candidates have access to over 100 facilities in Berlin and Paris, including super-high resolution and electron microscopy, omics-platforms, muscle physiology, clinical research, in vivo and in vitro metabolic assessment, ChiP-Seq and animal facilities.
Prof. Dr Simone Spuler Prof. Dr Thomas Voit Susanne Wissler graduate programme polarisation
skeletal muscle sciences, muscle wasting, muscle weakness, muscular dystrophies, critical illness myopathy, stem cell biology
Prof. Dr Thomas Voit
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