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Institute of Human Genetics

The focus of the research group of Bernhard Weber is on disease mechanisms in hereditary as well as multifactorial retinal degenerations


  • Generation of mouse models – transgene, knock-in, knock-out
  • Genetic, biochemistry, cell biology, functional assays

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Robert, S. Molday, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Bioloqv, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • Cooperation 2
    William W. Hauswirth, Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Cooperation 3
    Rando Allikmets, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Cooperation 4
    Sheila A. Fisher, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Guy's King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Cooperation 5
    Ulrich Kellner, EyeCentre Siegburg, Siegburg-Bonn, Germany

Group Leader

Bernhard Weber
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University of Regensburg

Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11
D-93053 Regensburg

Phone: +49-941 944 5400
Fax: +49-941 944 5402



Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Function of bestrophin-1 and molecular pathology of Best disease mutations
  • Project 2
    The role of retinoschisin - Identification of interacting partners
  • Project 3
    Therapeutic approaches in hereditary retinal degeneration – the retinoschisin-deficient mouse as a model
  • Project 4
    Genetics of age-related macular degeneration – Understanding disease pathology

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