Since 2014 CBBMR is a member of the DFG-funded Research Unit 2107 "Neurobiology of Affective Disorders" (spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Tilo Kircher). In cooperation with the University Hospital Centers for Psychiatry in Marburg and Münster, CBBMR manages the biobank of the Marburg Affective Disorders Study "MACS" embedded in the FOR with about 100,000 samples. With more than 2,500 participants, MACS is currently the largest national study on the spectrum of affective disorders, which include depression, bi-polar disorders and schizophrenia as well as mixed forms of these disorders.
The aim of the research group is to investigate the genetic, immunological and environmental causes and their epigenetic interaction in order to tailor prevention and therapy.
Further information about FOR 2107 can be found under the following link: for2107.de.