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|Year of election:||2011|
|Section:||Pathology and Forensic Medicine|
Prof.Lai‘s main research has focused on molecular carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer since 1989. He set up a systematic platform for the molecular pathology and the national cooperative colorectal cancer research group. Now to elaborate EMT and metastasis of colorectal cancer is one of their tasks.They also do Gwas and deep sequencing of tumor samples.
His group confirms that IGFBP7 plays an important role in insulin resistance and is associated with metabolic syndrome,which is a combination of disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiaovascular disease and some malignancies.They are also interested in clarifying the interaction of IGFBP7 and insulin , and the carcinogenesis of related tumors.
In his department the laboratory of molecualr disgnostics carries out molecular tests for personalized medicine and the validity of biomarkers for early diagnosis and liver metastasis of colorectal cancer.
06108 Halle (Saale)
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