Cell and Tissue Regeneration Research Group
Stem cells are the hope for regenerative medicine and because of their potential to treat serious diseases or regenerate damaged tissues, they are an important area of research. Some stem cells may be used to treat wounds that are hard to heal or to replace tissues after surgeries; they can be used to grow the stem cells of cornea and to help patients with severe visual impairments after car accidents and fires. They can be used in the treatment of other diseases, such as acute leukaemia, arthritis and potentially also diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
The research team is focused on exploring the properties of human stem cells whose properties make them relevant in biomedicine. The main focus of the research is on pluripotent stem cells; however, attention is also paid to adult stem cells. Phenomena in biological research mainly include genomic stability, the role of non-coding RNA regulators of the cell cycle during the development and management of differentiated phenotypes, and pluripotency and the effects of extracellular bio-domains on stem cells. Moreover, the research team is also engaged in setting standards and rules for the use of stem cells in practice.