- SFB 850
The CRC-initiative has three interdependent long-term goals:
- To understand control mechanisms of physiological cell movements in development and adult tissues
(research area A)
- To analyze the mechanisms driving aberrant cancer cell motility in tumour invasion and metastasis
(research area B)
- To translate these findings to human cancer as well as to assess their clinical relevance and application potential
(research area C)
All three research areas are strongly supported by the central projects, which provide multidisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure for the analysis of tumour biopsies and monitoring of tumour growth and metastatic spread. In addition, the CRC 850 hosts the integrated research training group (IRTG) with the mission to provide the doctoral (PhD and MD/PhD) students of the CRC with a structured environment promoting their skills and scientific education.
During the forthcoming 3rd International Symposium Control of Cell Motility in Development and Cancer, participants and world-renowned experts will discuss the current state of the art in this exciting field of biomedical sciences.