Bjoern Schwer MD, PhD

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Our laboratory aims to elucidate molecular factors that repair, maintain, and potentially diversify the genome of neural lineage cells. We are investigating molecular processes that affect genomic stability in developing and mature neural cells and a role of such processes in development, aging, and cancers of the brain. In this context, we are especially interested in "non-homologous end joining", which repairs DNA double-strand breaks.