Dr. Jan Mennigen - Principal Investigator
Our research group is principally interested in the mechanistic basis underlying metabolic phenotypes in the diverse infraclass of teleost fishes. A current focus lies on the role of epigenetic determinants, particularly microRNAs. It is our goal to use basic research findings towards two relevant areas for translation. These are firstly to understanding the molecular constraints of nutrient utilization in fish aquaculture species, and secondly the investigation of ecotoxicological consequences of aquatic contaminant induced metabolic disruption in teleost fish.