wikman_harrietHarriet Wikman
Institute of Tumor Biology, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

The main research interest of her group is to understand the biology behind the different steps of the metastatic cascade. They are interested in finding genes and pathways important for these processes and to investigate their functions by using both patient material as well as cell-culture based model systems.  They are in particular interested in investigating genetic factors leading to early dissemination (i.e. research on circulating and disseminated tumor cells) of both lung and breast tumors, and to better understand the site-specific metastasis such as brain metastasis formation in various epithelial tumors.