UMC Mainz
Unit "Responses to DNA Lesions" (AK Khobta) 
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Welcome to the Mainz top lab!

Group "Responses to DNA Lesions"
Institute of Toxicology
University Medical Centre
of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Rooms 15-01, 15-02, 15-03, 15-09
Building 905, Obere Zahlbacher Str. 67
55131 Mainz, Germany

Phone: +49 6131 17-9271 (office) ; +49 6131 17-9316 (lab)
Email: khobta|at|

Our Lab
 The Lab "Responses to DNA Lesions" occupies the Northeast wing of the top floor of the city's tallest 15-storey building. Truly the top Mainz lab by location, we are striving to deserve this title also by the quality of work and scientific excellence. The fundamental precepts ("pillars") of our group are:
  • Scientific integrity and good laboratory practice
  • Trustworthiness, loyalty and dedication of all group members to the team
  • Joy from working in the field we love
We conduct research in the field of genetic toxicology, with a strong emphasis on biological endpoints of specific DNA lesions. As a tool, we use synthetic DNA modifications which correspond to DNA damage generated by toxicants of chemical or physical nature (such as pharmaceutical drugs, food and environmental contaminants and various kinds of irradiation). The aim is to identify the biological mechanism by which such DNA lesions lead to disease as well as genetic risk factors for the potentially affected individuals.

Follow the links to learn more about research of our team



Arbeitskreis Khobta@ITOX

Information for students and potential employees (internships, fellowships, positions)
DFG Heisenberg Fellowships
DFG research grantsInternational PhD Programme, IMB Mainz

Andriy Khobta (CV)
Former Members / Alumni

Research Profile and Directions
Current Funding






Last modified 4 July, 2017 

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