22.05.2014

New Group Leader sheds light on circadian clock proteins

Eva Wolf has been jointly appointed as Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Adjunct Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). Prof. Wolf studies how day/night cycles affect gene regulation, a field known as chronobiology. Wolf's latest research paper, published in Cell in May 2014, reports the structure of the complex containing the clock proteins Cryptochrome and PERIOD (CRY-PER), which critically regulates and determines the pace of the mammalian circadian clock. Read more at IMB's science blog or get the full press release (PDF).