Our long-term goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the process of autophagy and their link to human disease.
We currently have a specific focus on lipid-binding proteins involved in autophagy and our research questions include:
- How is specific cargo recognized by the autophagosomal membrane?
- What is the origin and lipid composition of the autophagosomal membrane?
- How is selective autophagy linked to cancer and other diseases?