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Our projects receive funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 615258 and from the Academy of Finland, the Cancer Society of Finland and the Sigrid Juselius Foundation.

Current research focus

Cell Adhesion and Cancer

We are interested in understanding how integrins contribute to cancer cell migration, invasion, tumour-stroma crosstalk and other processes that promote cancer progression. Current projects in the lab focus on finding novel regulators of integrin activity, understanding the endo/exosomal traffic of integrins and how cancer cells sense their microenvironment, where biophysical cues from the stroma determine cancer cell fate.