The Cancer Science Programme strives to unravel the molecular, cellular and physiological processes that lead to cancer and the most deadly complication of this disease, namely metastasis. Detailed studies of the mechanisms responsible for malignant transformation and of the relationship between stem cells and cancer will improve the chances of finding solutions and make a significant difference to patients’ lives.
Human diseases are characterized by impairments in cellular and molecular functions. The Mechanisms of Disease Programme is devoted to understanding the correct function of the cell and thus identify the underlying bases of pathological conditions. The programme applies a highly interdisciplinary approach, involving genetics, proteomics and animal models of human disease, to provide answers to fundamental questions in the life sciences.