Professor Dr.

Matthias W. Hentze

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Area
Biological Sciences
Specialty
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Member Since
2018
International Honorary Member
Prof. Hentze is distinguished for his pioneering research over almost three decades on RNA-binding proteins, mechanisms of translational control, and their implications in human disease. He is recognized as a world leader in this area and is equally known for his community-oriented service and scientific leadership as EMBL Director, institutional advisor, editorial board member and conference organizer. His recent work has lead to the discovery of hundreds of new RNA-binding proteins, including enzymes of intermediary metabolism. These demonstrate that coding and non-coding RNAs control protein function in numerous biological processes and foreshadows a new phase in understanding functional genome-metabolism interactions. 



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