Web page: https://sikt.uni-leipzig.de/
Projects: LiSyM-Krebs Partneringhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2104-8076
The clinical department of Prof. Dr. med Daniel Seehofer performs more than 200 surgical interventions on the liver annually. Therefore, the group has access to a broad variety of liver tissues as well as corresponding patient, clinical laboratory and characterization data. I lead the experimental work group which has a longstandind expertise in the isolation, characterization and application of primary human liver and hepatoma cells. These cells as well as data generated from established liver
Dr. Madlen Matz-Soja (University of Leipzig) investigates the importance of a control mechanism - the hedgehog signaling pathway - for fatty liver disease. She has shown that the signaling pathway directs how liver cells in NAFLD accumulate fat. Hedgehog also affects sex hormones in the liver. Therefore, Matz-Soya hopes to clarify why women and men suffer from cirrhosis and liver cancer with varying degrees of frequency.
Programme: LiSyM: Liver Systems Medicine
Public web page: http://www.lisym.org/our-work/junior-group/hedgehog-influences
Start date: 1st Jan 2016
This generic project is intended to be a forum for all LiSyM partner and external stakeholders interested in participating in the BMBF initiative LiSyM-Krebs.
Organisms: Not specified