Peter Tessarz, hoogleraar Human biology
Peter Tessarz, hoogleraar Human biology

Peter Tessarz appointed Professor of Human Biology

Peter Tessarz has been appointed Professor of Human Biology at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 September 2023.

Tessarz's research focuses on understanding how metabolic pathways affect the epigenome, the operating system of our DNA. These processes regulate the transcription programmes in our bodies that decide the fate of our cells. By studying this interplay in the context of ageing and stress conditions, Tessarz hopes to gain a better understanding of how these processes work. This understanding can in turn provide insight into treatment options for various conditions.

“At Radboud University, I want to extend our research to a more clinical setting and investigate the link between the metabolism and the epigenome in human diseases,” says Tessarz.

About Peter Tessarz

Peter Tessarz (Bottrop, 1977) studied Biochemistry at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany. He graduated in 2003, and went on to do his PhD at Heidelberg University, which he completed in 2008, on questions concerning protein quality control in stress conditions and during ageing. Following a detour at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, Tessarz opened his own laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne in 2014.

Contact information

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