Our newly funded Research Unit “FerrOs” officially started in March 2021 and will study the effects of iron metabolism on bone and liver health. Iron deﬁciency and iron overload are both associated with bone loss and an increased risk of fracture, which markedly limit mobility and autonomy of aﬀected individuals. Thus, iron levels must be balanced to maintain health in general, and in particular bone strength. Therefore, the main aim of our DFG-funded FerrOs consortium (FOR5146) is to decipher the underlying mechanisms of iron regulation and its interactions with bone.
Newly funded Research Unit FerrOs studies effects of iron metabolism on bone and liver health. Professor Martina Rauner and associates receive 4.5 million Euros for DFG Research Group.