As part of an active scientific community that studies the DNA damage response (DDR) and its impact on cancer and aging, research in the lab of Matthias Altmeyer is aimed at elucidating cellular mechanisms of genome integrity maintenance and their deregulation in human disease. Here you can explore who we are and what we do. Welcome!

Stress Inheritance from Mother to Daughter Cell

Research distinctions for Stefania and Jone

Lab members Stefania and Jone both received distinctions for their work: Stefania won a poster price at the EMBO Workshop on Chromatin dynamics & nuclear organization in genome maintenance, and Jone received new project funding from the UZH. Very well done!


Stress Inheritance from Mother to Daughter Cell

Stress Inheritance from Mother to Daughter Cell

Read how replication stress is transmitted from mother to daughter cells and determines the decision to enter the next round of DNA replication. Great News & Views article by Robert Strauss and Jiri Bartek on our work and that of the Meyer, Spencer and Bakal labs.


Postdoctoral Candidates and PhD Students

Postdoctoral Candidates and PhD Students

Motivated applications from postdoctoral researchers with a strong interest in genome stability or chromatin biology and willing to apply for fellowships are always encouraged. PhD students are recruited through the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

Current Openings

Featured News from the Lab

Approach of the lab featured in BIOspektrum

May 2018

Our research and experimental approach was recently featured in a High Content Imaging (HCI) Special in BIOspektrum, the magazine of the German bioscience societies GBM, VAAM, GfG and DGPT. Have a look at the current issue, HCI is not only about large-scale screens. Here is the article and here the link to the complete issue.

Lab research featured in UZH Magazin and in the Annual Report 2017

March 2018

Research of the group brought to life by Roland Fischer and photographer Marc Latzel for UZH Magazin 01/2018 (UZH News). Download the full article or the complete magazine (in German). Read the English translation here.

Our work was also included in the UZH Annual Report 2017. Download the complete Annual Report or have a look at the online summary.

 Joint Department Colloquium starts off the year

January 2018

We started into 2018 with our third DMMD Colloquium, a day full of scientific talks and poster sessions to foster discussions and provide an overview of our research activities to newcomers. Special feature this time: an entertaining lecture by communication trainer Dani Nieth.


News & Views: Daughters sense their mother's stress

November 2017

Read the News & Views article on our recently published work on the effects of DNA damage propagation from one cell generation to the next. It nicely puts our work into context with recent findings from the labs of Tobias Meyer, Sabrina Spencer, and Chris Bakal. Access the News & Views via PubMed or the Cell Cycle homepage.

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