NeuigkeitenSeminars in Translational Oncology

Seminars in Translational Oncology

On December 5th 2023, Dr. Mark Schmitt from the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Marburg will visit us at TRON. During his stay, he will talk about “Cellular plasticity in intestinal inflammation and tumorigenesis”.

Mark's work focuses on cellular plasticity in intestinal inflammation and inflammation-associated intestinal tumorigenesis. A central point of his research is the signaling crosstalk between different intestinal epithelial cell types, as well as between intestinal epithelial cells and non-epithelial cells in their microenvironment during inflammatory responses. In relation to this, he wants to better understand regenerative processes in intestinal tissues in order to reveal novel targets for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Furthermore, he wants to get a deeper understanding about the contribution of inflammation to intestinal cancer development with the aim to identify new strategies for the prevention and treatment of colitis-associated colorectal cancer.

We are looking forward to hearing about his research findings.