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Hepar Lab

The overarching theme of our research group is to translate the latest discoveries in liver cell biology into advanced care for patients with liver disease.

Our research is fueled by questions arising from clinical observations at the bedside of the patient and focuses on liver diseases. Diseases of the liver represent a major healthcare problem worldwide and the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the population between 45 and 55 years old. Unfortunately, the incidence of liver disease is expected to increase drastically.

A number of liver conditions are preventable and treatable if the risk factors present in the individual are appropriately identified. However, for many patients with advanced liver disease the only possibility of treatment remains liver transplantation. Better understanding of the mechanisms of progression of liver damage will hopefully lead to more effective treatments.