DNA methylation and adiposity (Prof. Dr. Yvonne Böttcher, completed)

The study examines how far epigenetic mechanisms are involved in the development of adiposity. DNA methylation plays a crucial role. Therefore, methylation analysis of CpG islands in adiposity genes are carried out in the blood and in the adipose tissue. It is tested whether these islands are associated with adiposity.


Duration: 01.05.2013 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Yvonne Böttcher

Head of research group "Functional genetics of adiposity"
Former member: student career board
Head of project

+49 341 97-15377

yvonne [dot] boettcher [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de