How our research benefits to society
Pathology and Medical Biology makes a difference
Research is centered around the pillars Mechanisms of Diseases and Innovative Diagnostics and Treatments. The overarching goal is to understand the pathophysiology of diseases. The main themes are inflammatory /autoimmune diseases, fibrosis, chronic diseases and cancers.
Tissue is the issue
Any tissue that is obtained from a patient is used to define an accurate diagnosis using a variety of innovative tests. This allows us to recognize the often-subtle differences in tissues of patients having similar disease. This is essential to determine the most optimal treatment. The aim of our research is to unravel the cause of these subtle differences, refine the diagnostic accuracy and identify the best treatment option for the patients.
Collaborations are key
The complexity of diseases in general requires a multidisciplinary effort to improve patients prospects. Our department closely collaborates with clinical departments in the UMCG to address the clinically relevant research questions and develop methods and models to answer them. In addition, we have multiple collaborations with other research groups both within and outside of the Netherlands, and we participate in various international networks.
See also: UMCG Afdeling Pathologie en Medische Biologie (information for patients in Dutch)