Matis MAJA

Nationality Slovenian
Year of selection2008
InstitutionStanford University
CountryUnited States
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

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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