Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Vienna, Austria
Josef Penninger, from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria, focuses on heart and lung diseases, cancer, and bone diseases. He genetically manipulates mice to determine the effects of these mutations on the development of the whole organism and in such diseases. His group has also developed new models in flies to model diseases at the whole genome level and compare such models with human SNP maps. From these studies, the team is trying to establish basic principles of physiology and basic mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. He has been invited by Juan Valcárcel (CRG).