Platzer Research Group

Current Projects

  • Towards a novel model for aging research: Genome analysis of the short-lived seasonal fish Nothobranchius furzeri
  • Exploring natural ways to exceptional long healthspan – The naked mole-rat case (SAW 2012)
  • Molecular basis of delayed ageing in mammals with highly divergent ageing rates: African mole-rats Fukomys sp. (DFG GZ: PL 173/B-1)
  • Impact of DNA methylation on the aging of the brain (EU/BrainAGE)
  • Development of bioinformatics approaches for assembly and repeat annotation of complex genomes