Sarcopenia research group (Prof. Dr. med. Michael Drey, M.Sc.):
Main research focus is the pathophysiology and treatment of sarcopenia. Projects on national and international level are investigating the role of the neuromuscular junction and the corresponding motoneurons in the onset of sarcopenia. Additionally, endocrinological causes like the age-associated impairment of the somatotropic axis are under investigation. The relation between osteoporosis and sarcopenia is another research topic.