Inflammation Research Group
Inflammatory diseases are an essential instrument of innate immunity and the reactions of virtually all multicellular organisms to infections and injuries. At the same time, inflammation is the most important defence and self-destructing reaction of an organism. The research team is focused on clarifying molecular mechanisms that cause acute and chronic inflammatory processes, primarily on the regulatory role of phagocytes and the development of vascular inflammatory diseases.
The team is also researching new strategies for strengthening thrombolysis, a therapeutic process that aims to dissolve blood clots that form in some of the blood vessels or accumulate at the point of blood flow occlusion from different locations. In collaboration with medical chemists, the team is evaluating the biological importance and potential of new compounds and is developing new drugs against inflammatory disease.