Head of the group Molecular Developmental Biology is Heinz D. Osiewacz. Before moving in 1994 to the Goethe-University he was head of the research program Molecular Biology of Aging Processes at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg.
From January 2010 to June 2013 he was coordinator of GerontoMitoSys
From January 2005 to December 2009 he was coordinator of the Integrated European Project MiMage (Role of Mitochondria in Conserved Mechanisms of Ageing, www.mimage.uni-frankfurt.de).
Main research activities of the group Molecular Developmental Biology are:
|Mitochondrial quality control|
|Role of programmed cell death in degenerative processes of the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina|
|Molecular mechanisms of copper homeostasis|