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A proteomic approach to study cell migration during metastasis

Matis maja

Nationality Slovenian

Year of selection 2008

Institution Stanford University

Country United States

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

120000 €

All planned out

Cells exhibit two opposite poles which direct vital actions. One of them is movement, which participates in metastasis in cancer. Dr. Maja Matis is exploring polarity by analyzing the proteins in fruit-fly cells. She aims to identify which proteins create polarity. It is likely that acting upon these proteins will impede migration and, in tumor cells, metastasis. Her findings may help identify which proteins are potential new targets for efficient and less toxic pharmaceutical treatments.

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