In the search for ways to effectively combat age-related human disease, the enzyme sirtuin 6 (Sirt6) has recently become a focus of biochemical research. A targeted activation of Sirt6 could prevent or mitigate such diseases, for example some types of cancer. In a paper for the journal "Nat ... more
Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens
Stephan Clemens, Jg. 1963, studied biology in Münster and Brighton, then acquired his doctorate in Münster. Since his postdoc-stay at the University of California San Diego, his scientific interest has been mainly targeted at metal homoeostasis in plants. He uses the models Arabidopsis thaliana, barley and A. halleri, a metal-hyper-accumulating plant, to examine the molecular mechanisms of metal transport and accumulation. As a group manager at the Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie, he qualified as a professor at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in 2003 . Since 2006, he has held the chair for plant physiology of the University of Bayreuth; since 2012, he has been managing the research office for food quality in Kulmbach as well.