Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Advanced Techniques of Skin Research and Translational Medicine
Co-financed from the State budget
Name of Programme: Implementation of investments related to scientific activity
Name of Task: Implementation of the investment: "Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Advanced Techniques of Skin Research and Translational Medicine”.
Amount of funding: PLN 1,752,520
Short description of the task: the purchase of research equipment for the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Advanced Techniques for Skin Examination and Translational Medicine will enable a more accurate observation of the physiological and pathological processes occurring in the skin related to aging and various disease states (autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders). The research will be carried out using two complementary, state-of-the-art imaging methods: laser reflection scanning confocal microscopy (LRSCM) and laser Doppler measurement of vascular flow (LDF). The combination of these methods will allow for the provision of new information, among others on the processes occurring in chronic inflammatory skin diseases of autoimmune basis, the influence of genetic factors on the structure and development of skin cancers, the action of new molecules with anti-cancer or immunomodulatory properties. Researchers will also gain more detailed understanding of skin cancer predictors, response to treatment of chronic inflammatory skin diseases, wound healing and skin aging. The research results will be used, for example, to evaluate the effectiveness of new molecules with anti-cancer or immunomodulatory properties, as well as to create new types of dressings. In the long run, it will not only facilitate the treatment of patients, but will also translate into cooperation between the sphere of science and the economy.