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Protein networks in disease

Our program takes advantage of properties of protein networks in cancer to understand, diagnose and treat diseases, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

It aims to investigate the identity and the architecture of protein networks in cells exposed to chronic molecular and environmental stresses with the goal of understanding disease mechanisms and identifying vulnerabilities.

It aims to take advantage of these vulnerabilities to discover and develop drug candidates, biomarkers, diagnostics and treatment strategies.

Our ultimate goal is the translation of our discoveries from bench to bedside.



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