Developmental Biology & Disease Mechanisms

LDL-R gene family, apolipoproteins and lipid transfer

Marcela Hermann
Group Leader

marcela.hermann [AT] meduniwien.ac [DOT] at
Phone: +43-1-4277-61820
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna | Room: 2.615


Our studies focus on the biology of the growing chicken oocyte and the developing chicken embryo. Specifically, we are interested in unraveling molecular mechanisms involved in the transport of VLDL from the egg yolk to the embryo proper.

In this context, the roles of the LDL receptor gene family members, apolipoproteins and lipid transfer proteins are studied. The developing avian embryo constitutes an excellent system for the study of lipid and