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Prof. Dr. med Claus Hellerbrand

Institut für Biochemie
Emil-Fischer-Zentrum 
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg
Fahrstraße 17
91054 Erlangen

Tel: 09131/85-24644
Fax: 09131/85-22485
claus.hellerbrand@fau.de
http://www.biochem.uni-erlangen.de

Research areas:

The general goal of our research is to unravel the molecular mechanisms of the progression of chronic liver disease as basis for innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The focus lies on hepatic fibrosis and hepatocellular cancer as well as hepatic metastasis.

Special Research Topics include:

  • Metabolic changes in chronic liver disease
  • Interaction between stromal cells and tumor cells
  • Role of Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs) in hepatic fibrosis and carcinogenesis
  • Pharmacological effects of hop constituents