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Cancer Cell Biology Programme

Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group

Group Leader:  Nabil Djouder
Overview

Research conducted over the last decade has focused mainly on understanding the functions and the role of newly discovered mutated genes in the development of various diseases, including cancer. Exposure to environmental factors through the regulation and expression of virulent eukaryotic proteins is an often ignored permanent challenge for an organism. Therefore, our laboratory devotes effort towards understanding the molecular mechanisms linking environmental stresses to disease pathogenesis.

Based on the integration of experimental mouse models combined with the use of human data and nanotechnology, we aim to provide a comprehensive study for a rational approach towards the development of novel mechanism-based diagnostics and therapeutics to detect, prevent and treat diseases.