Prof. Christoph Handschin Research Group, University of Basel Research Labs
Professor Christoph Handschin is in charge of Research Group which studies regulation of skeletal muscle cell plasticity in health and disease. This group is interested in the molecular mechanisms that underlie cell plasticity of skeletal muscle in health and disease, including adaptations to exercise, and the pathological changes in muscle atrophy, muscular dystrophies and aging. They combine state-of-the-art systems biology methods with innovative computational analysis of the transcriptional networks that control muscle cell plasticity. Together with work in muscle stem cells in culture, these approaches shed novel insights into muscle biology.