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Christian Frezza, PhD

Professor of Metabolomics in Ageing


Prof. Dr. Frezza’s group seeks to understand the contribution of dysregulated metabolism to aging-associated disorders, in particular focusing on cancer. A part of the lab investigates how the loss of the mitochondrial enzyme and tumour suppressor Fumarate Hydratase causes renal cancer. Our work has multiple implications: (1) it will provide a mechanistic understanding of the role of metabolism and small molecule metabolites in human diseases; (2) it will generate experimental and computation tools to identify metabolic vulnerabilities that we can use as pharmacological targets for cancer therapy; (3) it will apply metabolomics and multi-omics analyses, to mouse and human models to identify metabolic markers of disease initiation for clinical application in early detection and for patient stratification.