Juergen Zschocke completed his Master’s at the Department of Human Genetics, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Later on, Zschocke received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pathobiochemistry, Mainz, Germany, where he analyzed the neuroprotective effects of steroid hormones in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, he works at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany and investigates the effects of psychoactive drugs and stress hormones on the epigenetic machinery of neural cells of the CNS. The pharmacological modulation of the glutamate transporter gene GLT-1 by epigenetically acting drugs is in the focus of his research. His expertise includes epigenetic processes such as histone modifications and DNA methylation as well as epigenetic modes of gene regulation in neural and cancer cells. Zschocke is a Member of the European Medical Writers Association and ad hoc Peer-Reviewer for many biomedical journals.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012