Vascular Biology and Tumor Angiogenesis
The Department of Vascular Biology and Tumor Angiogenesis is studying the molecular mechanisms of tumor and blood vessel interactions as they relate to angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, and tumor metastasis. Presently, there are three groups in the laboratory: The metastasis group studies functional interactions between tumor and endothelial cells.
The group aims at deciphering the molecular mechanisms of site-specific metastasis and the role of endothelial cell surface molecules in this process. The second group studies tumor angiogenesis and tumor progression as a spatially and temporally dynamic process. Based on a number of novel tumor models, fundamental questions related to the vascularisation of tumors are addressed.