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
Lymphatic vessels in mice and humans: alike yet different
In an international collaboration, researchers from IGP have mapped the lymph node lymphatic vessels in mice and humans down to the level of individual cells. The results may eventually help scientists to discover new methods for strengthening the immune system against viruses and cancer. Their work has been published in the journal Frontiers of Cardiovascular Research.
Scientists identify cause of leakiness in eye diseases
Targeting a molecule that contributes to leaky eye vessels, while sparing nerve and blood-vessel cells, could be a safer treatment strategy for age and diabetes-related vision loss. Scientists at IGP have identified a key step in the process that leads to leaky vessels and harmful swelling in eye diseases, according to a new study published today in the journal eLife.
Changes in cellular degradation hubs can lead to cancer
Cancer cells grow and divide in an uncontrolled manner. A new study from IGP now shows how alterations in a cell’s degradation hubs, called lysosomes, can cause abnormal cell growth. The results are published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
- A novel method for large-scale analysis of corona immunity is being developed at SciLifeLab and @uppsalauni. “This task is a priority and hopefully we can begin testing patients before the end of the year”, says Ulf Landegren (SciLifeLab/Uu). Read more: https://t.co/QPbAwSArCI
- Vi har i ett internationellt samarbete kartlagt och jämfört lymfkörtlarnas lymfkärlsceller hos mus och människa. Resultaten är viktiga för att förstå regleringen av vårt immunsvar t.ex. vid vaccinering. https://t.co/lf1XIY5AGM
- Wow! Look at these vessels! Picture of the week from Matteo Malinverno in Dejana's lab- @IgpUu - Uppsala University https://t.co/VEj4dzhr4cRead more about Matteo’s work here : https://t.co/5LHPMUoEre pic.twitter.com/jLFyqsqhzM