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Our research group works on projects in clinical anatomy, biomedical science education and cell biology, focusing on immunology, breastmilk stem cells and cancer.
Various research projects in clinical anatomy are under way in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons at the Cantonal Hospital of Fribourg (Philippe Vial, Gianluca Maestretti-Kretz) and the Cantonal Hospital of St Gallen (Karl Grob), with rehabilitation neurologist at the Cantonal Hospital of Jura (Serdar Koçer) and with the Department of Anatomy, Ankara University, Turkey (Aysun Uz).
Focussing on Science Literacy and on Teaching of Anatomy, various projects are underway in collaboration with Elisabeth Eppler (University of Basel).
Research in immunology comprises a variety of projects:
Stem cell research takes the advantage of the newly discovered multipotentl stem cells in human breastmilk. New differentiation protocols for the generation of insulin producing cells, similar to pancreatic beta cells, are developed.
Focussing on prostate cancer, the influence of metal-based drugs on cancer stem cell differentiation is investigated.