Prof. Dr. habil. Angela Relógio

Prof. Dr. habil. Angela Relógio

Professor for Systems Medicine and Biostatistics

Am Kaiserkai 1

20457 Hamburg

Fon: 040.361 226 40
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Angela Relógio studied Technological-Physics Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon. She participated in the international PhD program of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, where she obtained a joint PhD in Biomedical Sciences Molecular and Cellular Biology from the EMBL and the Medical University of Lisbon. She then moved to Berlin for her postdoctoral research at the Institute for Theoretical Biology (ITB) at Humboldt University Berlin and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and habilitated in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at the Charité. Since 2014 she leads the Systems Biology of Cancer research group at the Charité, where she also works as Privatdozent. In April 2020, she joined the MSH Medical School Hamburg has Professor for Systems Medicine and Biostatistics.

Teaching Activities

Angela Relógio has been involved in teaching activities since her studies in Lisbon. At the EMBL she co-organized seminars and internships for doctoral students and school teachers. She received a university didactic training at the Charité, is teaching coordinator at the ITB and is involved in teaching interdisciplinary topics in various programmes (human medicine, masters program in molecular medicine, doctoral program in integrative oncology). She teaches in systems and molecular medicine and bioinformatics contributing to educate a new generation of medical doctors, prepared to face the challenges of the vast amount of genetic data, and to work at the interface of basic and translational research, and in the further development of individual diagnostics and therapies for the benefit of patients. She has also participated in international career symposia and mentoring activities aimed at supporting students in the planning of their careers.

Research Interest

The group of Angela Relógio uses an interdisciplinary research approach to investigate the molecular interactions of the internal biological clock with clock-controlled genes and their impact in disease. She works with colleagues at the national and international levels to investigate the influence of the internal clock in sports activity, cancer and neurodegeneration, and to develop new tools to characterize the clock in humans. She combines basic and clinical research and results from the work of her group can be used in the future to optimize the intake time of existing medications (chronotherapy). Research in the Relógio group is funded by third-party funds, such as the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), and the research results are published in high-ranking journals. Angela Relógio is a member of scientific societies, editorial boards and acts as an expert reviewer for numerous journals and funding institutions, like the DFG, Medical Research Council, UK, and the European Comission-H2020.


ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9165-2439

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