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
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.
Careless cancer cells may be susceptible to future drugs
Could the ability of cancer cells to quickly alter their genome be used as a weapon against malignant tumours? Researchers at IGP have succeeded in developing a substance that has demonstrated promising results in experiments on both animal models and human cancer cells. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.
Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer
Using a computer algorithm, scientists at IGP have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening. In the long term the discovery, described in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, may result in a new form of treatment for children in whom the disease is severe or at an advanced stage.
- Happy news: 4 Swedish Cancer Society positions to IGP researchers. Congratulations Fredrik Swartling and Marika Nestor to Senior Investigator Awards, Anzhelika Vorobyeva to a position for research on ovarian cancer and Milena Doroszko to a postdoctoral position.
- Check out IGP's new effort to present our research: Picture of the week, at https://t.co/AHpBmUNvCF. The first week's image – Traffic jam at the intersection – is by Alberto Álvarez-Aznar. pic.twitter.com/8KK1A3dS43
- Taija Mäkinen, professor vid Uppsala universitet, får Göran Gustafssonpriset i molekylär biologi för sin forskning om lymfsystemets mysterier: https://t.co/chRoxj1dbi pic.twitter.com/j9C3SPMHfg