RG Binder: Molecular Genetics of Affective Disorder
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
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.