Welcome to IGP
The department conducts advanced research and education in areas such as clinical immunology, medical genetics and genomics, pathology, oncology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, molecular tools and medical radiation sciences.
Some of our activities are integrated with clinics at Uppsala University Hospital.
New research findings from IGP
Unexpected associations found between drug response and cell changes in brain cancer
Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the conclusions from a study from IGP investigating a large number of cell samples from patients with brain tumours. The researchers have characterised how changes in glioblastoma cells influence the effect of different drugs. Their findings are published in the journal Cell Reports.
New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumors
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a method for identifying functional mutations and how these affect genes with significance for the development of glioblastoma – a malignant brain tumor with very poor prognosis. The study is published in Genome Biology.
New effective way to inhibit lymphatic malformations
Lymphatic malformation is a debilitating and often incurable disease. Taija Mäkinen’s research group has in an international collaboration studied cellular mechanisms leading to abnormal vessel growth and identified a combination therapy that may allow effective treatment of these malformations.
- RT @VascBioUpp: Stunning - IGP picture of the week! #lymphatics #vasculature #vascbio https://t.co/QuznzhBePv
- Stunning - IGP picture of the week! #lymphatics #vasculature #vascbio
- Excited to be featured on 'IGP picture of the week' @IgpUu looking at the clonal expansion in vascular malformations as part of the @VACure1 project using the Dual ifgMosaic from @RuiBeneditoCNIC Read the full post: https://t.co/Ytijigg0uQ @VascBioUpp @makinenlab https://t.co/Y30uAYLC02