“Let’s talk about UBAUT” is a marketing concept driven by scientists with support of Goethe University’s central Departments for Internationalization and Marketing & Communication. The coordinating office is situated at the Institute of Biochemistry II (IBC2). IBC2 director Ivan Dikic is the speaker of the two research networks LOEWE Ub-Net and SFB 1177 on Autophagy which form the heart of the UBAUT concept. Several of the scientists within the network are also part of the Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes (CEF-MC).


Scientific partners:


Georg Speyer Haus, Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Frankfurt a. M. (GSH):

Florian Greten, Daniela Krause

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU Frankfurt)
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences:
Masato Akutsu, Anja Bremm, Ivan Dikic, Francesco Pampaloni, Christian Pohl, Ernst Stelzer, Martin Vabulas, Kathi Zarnack

Institute for Molecular Bioscience: Heinz Osiewacz

Experimental Neurosurgery, University Clinic: Donat Kögel

Institute of Biochemistry II, University Clinic: Masato Akutsu, Canan Arkan, Christian Behrends, Anja Bremm, Ivan Dikic, Andreas Ernst, Koraljka Husnjak, Manuel Kaulich, Stefan Müller, Christian Münch, Stefanie Oess, Christian Pohl

Institute of Biophysical Chemistry: Volker Dötsch

Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Pediatrics, University Clinic:Simone Fulda

Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Stefan Knapp

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Clinic: Liliana Schaefer

Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry: Mike Heilemann

Medical Clinic II Hematology & Oncology, University Clinic: Christian Brandts, Hubert Serve, Thomas Oellerich, Sebastian Wagner

Molecular Bioinformatics: Ina Koch

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU Mainz)

Institute of Immunology, University Clinic: Krishna Rajalingam

Institute for Pathobiochemistry, University Clinic: Christian Behl

Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH, Mainz (IMB)

Petra Beli

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim (MPI)

Thomas Braun



Institute of Biochemistry II (IBC2)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69/6301-84832

Prof. Dr. Ivan Dikic Ivan Dikic
Director IBC2
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Dr. Kerstin Koch
Scientific Manager IBC2
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Dr. Heide GenauHeide Genau
SFB 1177 Coordinator
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