We put great emphasis on, and stand at the forefront of both medical and scientific research. The Department currently has 19 full-time academic staff, all taking active parts in cutting-edge biomedical research. In collaborations with our clinical colleagues and basic scientists, we study different forms of human diseases from clinical samples to animal models, and from epidemiology to molecular mechanisms.

The five major themes of our research activities are:

  • Molecular genomics and genetics
  • Molecular pathology
  • Angiogenesis
  • Signaling pathways
  • Epigenetics
Chemical Pathology
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Molecular genetic pathology
  • Clinical toxicology and personalized medicine
  • Toxic exposure surveillance and bimonitoring
Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic pathology
  • Homicides
  • Law and ethics
  • Cellular and molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Diagnostic haematopathology
  • Immunity & infections
  • Pathogenesis of autoimmunity
  • Tumor immunology
  • Developmental immunology
Stem Cells & Gene Therapies
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Translational research