Group members

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Femke Heindryckx

Our lab focusses on the interaction between different cells in the tumour environment and the tumour cells in hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a primary liver cancer that develops in a background of liver diseases, meaning that it usually develops in a sick, fibrotic liver. This creates an environment that is favourable for tumour growth. In our lab, we try to identify the mechanisms that are responsible for creating a favourable tumour environment. And we will try to prevent or slow down the development of liver cancer, specifically by focusing on the tumour environment.

Ongoing Projects...

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Femke Heindryckx

Financial support


Cancerfonden project


for Medical Research


Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna /
Wenner-Gren Foundations

Other funding

  • 2014-2018
    Cancerfonden postdoktortjänst

  • 2018



within the Department of Medical Cell Biology:

  • Johan Kreuger
  • Mia Phillipson
  • Peter Hansell
  • Olof Idevall

outside the Department of Medical Cell Biology:

  • Hans Lennernäs (Uppsala University)
  • Anna-Karin Ohlson (Uppsala University)
  • Jin-Ping Li (Uppsala University)
  • Hans Van Vlierberghe (Ghent University)
  • Krista Rombouts (UCL, London)
  • Markella Ponticos (UCL, London)