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RG Binder: Molecular Genetics of Affective Disorder

Dr. Dr. med. univ. Elisabeth Binder

Group leader

Dr. Dr. med. univ. Elisabeth Binder

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Kraepelinstrasse 2
80804 Munich

Phone: +49-(0)89-30622-301
Fax: +49-(0)89-30622-605
E-mail: binder[a]


Scientific profile
The major focus of this research group is to identify the genetic bases of mood and anxiety disorders. For this we use genome-wide association studies, gene expression studies and DNA methylation studies combined with candidate gene-based approaches. These molecular data are paired with environmental information as well as a number of endophenotypes for a better understanding of the etiopathogenesis of these disorders. This might allow to identify biologically more homogenous subgroups and improve treatment options for these disorders.