Welcome to the Homepage of the DFG Research Unit FOR2509

The Concert of Dolichol-Based Glycosylation:

From Molecules to Disease Models


The research consortium FOR 2509 is funded by the German research foundation (DFG). It joins experts in N-glycosylation, C- and O-mannosylation, in structural and lipid biochemistry, in proteomics, glycoproteomics, glycomics and lipidomics, as well as in developmental biology which aim to understand the molecular pathology of dolichol-based glycosylation disorders. You will find here all relevant information about the group leaders, their projects and the activities of the group.



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Participants of the 1st Annual Meeting of the Research Unit FOR2509 at the Monastery Hoechst

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Latest News

New publication Exciting new results of the groups of Harald Schwalbe, Sabine Strahl and Irmi Sinning are now online. We congratulate Antonella Chiapparino, Antonija Grbavac and Hendrik (Henry) Jonker for their studies on the „Functional implications of MIR domains in protein O-mannosylation“  published in eLife.  DOI: 10.7554/eLife.61189

Congratulations go Marlen Görlacher from  the group of Christian Thiel reporting a patient with new mutation in the PMM2 gene in „Fatal outcome after heart surgery in PMM2-CDG due to a rare homozygous gene variant with double effects“ published in Mol Genet Metab Rep.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgmr.2020.100673