Dr. Abhishek Cukkemane
Guest scientist

Phone: +49 89 3187 48665
Building/Room: 56 / 149

Member of Research Group: Systems Metabolomics

Research interests

Hi there,

I am Abhishek and my research activities revolves around understanding the molecular and biochemical basis of the chronic mental illness schizophrenia; and later extend it other forms of psychiatric disorders.

On one hand I am characterizing the protein risk-factor, Disrupted-in-schizophrenia-1 (DISC1); using biophysical and structural biology tools; On the other hand, I am profiling the metabolites in biological fluids from patients suffering from schizophrenia to comprehend the relevant biochemical and related pathways. For this purpose, I am performing qNMR metabolomics experiments at the Bio-NMR centre of the Forschungszentrum Jülich and combining it with data-analytics. In addition to samples from clinics, I am also employing multi-omics approach for samples from tissue culture and mice models to gain a deeper understanding to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and related psychiatric disorders. In latter stages I intend to employ ML techniques to improve the quality of predictions of the relevant biomarkers.

If you want to tag-along, please feel free to reach me at