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
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.
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.
- 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