Projects: LiSyM Pillar II: Chronic Liver Disease Progression (LiSyM-DP), LiSyM network, LiSyM Pillar III: Regeneration and Repair in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (LiSyM-ACLF), LiSyM Scientific Leadership Team (LiSyM-LT), LiSyM-Krebs Partnering, LiSyM-Krebs
Institutions: Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung (IfADo)https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0695-3403
Junior Group Leader
Institutions: Leibniz-Institut für Arbeitsforschung (IfADo)https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6569-7676
Day-to-day science within the LiSyM is overseen and directed by the the LiSyM Scientific Leadership Team. This coordination team comprises the pillar coordinators and additional LiSyM members, and ensures smooth interaction between multi-skilled groups, often working in different institutions and across significant distances within Germany.
Dr. Ahmed Ghallab (TU University, Dortmund) deals with chronic liver damage caused by toxins. In addition, he investigates processes associated with cholestasis - when bile accumulates in the bile ducts. Ghallab has been able to explain basic mechanisms of acute cholestasis, using a method for intravital two-photon microscopy, which he developed.
Programme: LiSyM: Liver Systems Medicine
Public web page: http://www.lisym.org/our-work/junior-group/the-liver-protects-itself
Start date: 1st Jan 2016
In one in five people with NAFLD, the functioning liver cells, the hepatocytes, are replaced by connective tissue. Eventually this fibrosis becomes irreversible. In this state the liver is like a ‘scar that never heals’. Through it, the liver loses many of its vital functions.
LiSyM-Pillar II wants to know more about which factors promote fibrosis and the conditions under which fibrosis becomes irreversible How can fibrosis be diagnosed as early as possible? Researchers in the pillar are also
In chronic diseases, at some point the liver can suddenly stop functioning. This is called acute-on-chronic liver failure, or ACLF. This is the leading cause of death in liver patients and is often provoked by the use of transcription or freely available drugs or alcohol abuse. For this condition we need an effective treatment quickly.
LiSyM-Pillar III researches the factors that contribute significantly to ACLF. What exactly happens then? Are there any early signs that would enable ACLF to be