Research in the department is performed on a high international level within the area of cancer and the immune system by using innovative molecular and biomedical technologies to increase the understanding of mechanisms within important diseases, and furthermore develop new and more individualized treatments.
The department is bridging between the clinical departments at Odense University Hospital and the more basic science oriented departments at the Faculty of Science. Research is communicated through highly estimated peer-reviewed international journals to the health sector and the society. The department teaches medical, chiropractor, and biomedical students. They are taught basic biomedical courses e.g. immunology, molecular and cell biology and cancer biology.
To understand, develop optimal individualized treatments and cure cancer and inflammatory disease conditions.
To develop novel innovative strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. To position the unit among the top international leading cancer and inflammation research centers.
Professor Henrik Ditzel
Associate professor Søren Hansen
Associate professor Rikke Leth-Larsen
Professor Jan Mollenhauer
Associate professor Karsten Skjødt
Associate professor Morten Gjerstorff