Within the research area of neurobiology of chronic mental diseases (CMD) schizophrenia and recurrent affective disorders the interest is in the identification and characterization of CMD-associated proteins by proteomics, biochemistry, and cell biology. The goals are to characterize sporadic CMD as protein misassembly disorders and to develop animal models for CMD. A strong focus is on translational research for identifying biological markers as diagnostic tests for CMD and CMD-associated conformers as pharmacological targets.
Interview of International Innovation with Carsten Korth from July 2012 on Mental illness Research: 2012_Interview_CK Format: PDF, 536 KB
The Ziskind-Somerfeld Award 2012 from the Society of Biological Psychiatry (Best Publication in 2011) was received for the paper: Convergence of two independent mental disease genes on the protein level: recruitment of dysbindin to cell-invasive disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 aggresomes by Ottis P, Bader V, Trossbach SV, Kretzschmar H, Michel M, Leliveld SR, Korth C.