Professor Patrick Matthias

Professor Matthias studies the biology of Histone Deacetylases, and his laboratory has made major contributions to understanding the function of several HDACs, in particular HDAC6, HDAC1 and HDAC2. Some of his current work has contributed to define the importance of HDAC6 in viral infection and to gain novel structural insights into this enzyme. He is an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences.