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  • The research group of
    V. Orian-Rousseau demonstrates the involvement of CD44v6 as a co-receptor for the receptor tyrosine kinases Met and VEGFR2 in pancreatic cancer.
    press release
  • Pavel Levkin has received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Award
    press release
  • Publication in Nature Communications: How Cells Communicate
    Research of the European Zebrafish Resource Center of KIT (research group of Steffen Scholpp) provides insight into the development of the central nervous system of vertebrates.
    press release
Selected publications
  • Matzke-Ogi/Orian-Rousseau (2015)
    Inhibition of Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer Models by interference with CD44v6 Signaling
    Gastroenterology, in press

  • Roostalu U, Strähle U. (2012)
    In vivo imaging of molecular interactions at damaged sarcolemma
    Dev Cell. 2012 Mar 13;22(3):515-29
  • Mattes B, Weber S, Peres J, Chen Q, Davidson G, Houart C, Scholpp S (2012)
    Wnt3 and Wnt3a are required for induction of the mid-diencephalic organizer in the caudal forebrain.
    Neural Development 2012, 7:12

Welcome to the ITG

The Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) is a trans-disciplinary institute where biologists, chemists and physicists together aim to elucidate molecular and cellular interactions at functional interfaces. This knowledge guides the rational design and engineering of novel sophisticated tools for controlling the behaviour of cells in vivo and in vitro.
Our major topics are:

  • Cellular signalling Profile
  • Cell differentiation and proliferation 
  • Embryonic development in fish
  • Pathophysiology of diseases











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