Research at IGP
Research at IGP is basic, translational and clinical and there is a close collaboration between pre-clinical and clinical scientists.
Our research aims to increase biological understanding of development and disease, and improve diagnostics and treatment. The overarching goal is translational medicine, i.e. to link basic research with clinical applications, in disease areas such as cancer, autoimmunity, degenerative and genetic diseases.
The Department’s research groups are divided into six research programmes:
Cancer Precision Medicine
Genomics and Neurobiology
Molecular Tools and Functional Genomics
Neuro-oncology and Neurodegeneration
Here you can find a list of research group leaders
Research at the Department is also described in IGP's information brochure (pdf)
IGP is associated with the Beijer Laboratory for Gene and Neuro Research at Uppsala University and several IGP researchers have bee appointed as Beijer Scholars. The Laboratory aims to support young, successful researchers, to allow them to establish themselves as independent scientists. Since 2019, Professor Lena Claesson-Welsh is director of the Beijer Laboratory for Gene and Neuro Research.
New research findings
- Quiescent cancer cells potential target for colorectal cancer therapy
- Patients with precursor stage of malignant melanoma show better survival than people in general
- Clinical symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis are associated with specific autoantibodies
- Genetics influence the risk of blood clots in oral contraceptive users
- Contraceptive pills protect against rheumatoid arthritis
New publications from IGP
Sonavane, Sumalata; Westermark, Per; Rising, Anna; Holm, Lena
Regionalization of cell types in silk glands of Larinioides sclopetarius suggest that spider silk fibers are complex layered structures
Dolcemascolo, Roswitha; Heras-Hernandez, Maria; Goiriz, Lucas; Montagud-Martinez, Roser; Requena-Menendez, Alejandro; Ruiz, Raul; Perez-Rafols, Anna; Higuera-Rodriguez, R. Anahi; Pérez-Ropero, Guillermo; Vranken, Wim F.; Martelli, Tommaso; Kaiser, Wolfgang; Buijs, Jos; Rodrigo, Guillermo
Repurposing the mammalian RNA-binding protein Musashi-1 as an allosteric translation repressor in bacteria
Krynina, Olha; Díaz de Ståhl, Teresita; Jylhä, Cecilia; Arthur, Cecilia; Giraud, Geraldine; Nyman, Per; Fritzberg, Anders; Sandgren, Johanna; Tham, Emma; Sandvik, Ulrika
The potential of liquid biopsy for detection of the KIAA1549-BRAF fusion in circulating tumor DNA from children with pilocytic astrocytoma