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
- Immune cells in tumours can predict disease progression and therapy response
- Newly discovered cell type interplays with immune cells in vascular disease
- The Yes protein controls leakage from blood vessel to surrounding tissues
- Y chromosome loss linked to men's increased risk of severe COVID-19
- A stem cell protein facilitates relapse of pediatric brain tumours
New publications from IGP
Rezai Jahromi, Behnam; Dashti, Reza; Rustemi, Oriela; Silva, João M.; Srinivasan, Visish M.; Tulamo, Riikka; Kozyrev, Danil A.; Jauhiainen, Suvi; Magnusson, Peetra U.; Arce, Maximiliano; Kaukovalta, Hanna; Schwartz, Christoph; Numminen, Jussi; Sarpaneva, Stepan; Hirvelä, Valdemar; Lawton, Michael T.; Tanikawa, Rokuya; Niemelä, Mika; Hernesniemi, Juha
Slow-Closing Clip for the Treatment of Nonsaccular Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms: A Retrospective Case Series
Kuderna, Lukas F. K.; Tomlinson, Chad; Hillier, LaDeana W.; Tran, Annabel; Fiddes, Ian T.; Armstrong, Joel; Laayouni, Hafid; Gordon, David; Huddleston, John; Garcia Perez, Raquel; Povolotskaya, Inna; Serres Armero, Aitor; Gomez Garrido, Jessica; Ho, Daniel; Ribeca, Paolo; Alioto, Tyler; Green, Richard E.; Paten, Benedict; Navarro, Arcadi; Betranpetit, Jaume; Herrero, Javier; Eichler, Evan E.; Sharp, Andrew J.; Feuk, Lars; Warren, Wesley C.; Marques-Bonet, Tomas
A 3-way hybrid approach to generate a new high-quality chimpanzee reference genome (Pan_tro_3.0)
Olsen, Remi-Andre; Bunikis, Ignas; Tiukova, Ievgeniia; Holmberg, Kicki; Lotstedt, Britta; Pettersson, Olga Vinnere; Passoth, Volkmar; Kaller, Max; Vezzi, Francesco
De novo assembly of Dekkera bruxellensis: a multi technology approach using short and long-read sequencing and optical mapping