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Membranes Seminar

Dr. Melissa García Caballero, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, Campus Teatinos, Spain: "Digging into the blood and lymphatic vasculature"

2021.04.29 | Zitta Glattrup Nygaard

Date Mon 10 May
Time 15:00 16:00
Location Zoom ID No: 65266745058


Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from an existing vascular bed, is very active during the development, as well as in wound healing and during the formation of the granulation tissue in adults. Likewise, the lymphangiogenic process is active in the embryo, but limited in healthy adults. Since angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are crucial for the normal physiological functions, it is not surprising that deregulated vessel formation and/or function are associated with multiple pathological processes, such as ocular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lymphedema, neurological disorders, tumor growth and metastasis, among others. It is well known that blood and lymphatic vasculature serves as major routes for tumor dissemination and lymph/angiogenesis is pivotal for cancer cell spreading from primary sites to distant tissues, giving rise to metastasis. Therefore, by deepening our understanding of the underlying cellular and molecular processes of blood and lymphatic vessel formation, we can address the urgent need to develop and implement novel targeted therapies for the abovementioned life-threatening diseases.

Zoom meeting: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/65266745058

Host: Prof. Thomas G. Jensen

On behalf of the organizer

Søren Brandt Poulsen
Administrative Research Theme Coordinator MEMBRANE

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