About Research Unit Apoptosis in hematopoietic Stem Cells

The vision of the Research Unit is to develop novel anti-cancer treatment strategies that eliminate leukemia stem cells. We aim at discovering mechanisms that allow inducing apoptosis in tumor stem cells, in order to overcome treatment resistance and prevent disease relapse. Using genetically modified patients´ leukemia cells growing in mice, we search for cellular structures which represent effective novel targets for therapy.