Investigating the interplay between VEGF-C/-D and SOX18 in the initiation of lymphangiogenesis (2008–2009)
This project aims to characterise the mechanism responsible for controlling the development of the lymphatic tissue. This study combines molecular analysis and animal models to understand this aspect of embryonic development. Identifying key mechanisms responsible for the development of the lymphatic system is crucial. Physiology of this tissue remains poorly understood and needs to be elucidated to allow the development of innovative therapeutic approaches to prevent tumour metastasis.