"Ever since elementary school I knew that working in the lab is my dream job."
Non-coding RNA research represents one of the most interesting research areas these days. The impact of ncRNAs, which cover the majority of the human genome, is hardly understood and the translational knowledge of this field is still limited. I hope our group will gain and apply novel insights concerning the regulatory mechanism of non-coding RNA to complex diseases such as obesity and cancer as presumably more and more people will suffer from these diseases in the near future. Therefore it is important to find new therapeutic approach for these diseases.
Hopefully my work in basic research can contribute to the development of new therapeutics and thereby improve people´s quality of life.