Institute of Molecular Oncology and Functional Genomics

We study the molecular processes underlying cancer development and its metastatic spread. Our overarching goal is to better understand the biological basis of cancer in order to advance cancer therapy.  

Focus areas are gene discovery, analysis of gene function and signaling in cancer. We develop forward and reverse genetic tools in cells and model organisms and combine genome-scale screening, sequencing, bioinformatics and molecular biology to address basic and translational research questions.