The mission of the Cancer Biology Laboratory is to develop smart cancer therapeutics with increased potency and decreased side effects.

We use phage display screens to identify homing peptides that bind to specific targets in the vasculature. Corresponding synthetic peptides are explored for targeting drugs, biologicals, and nanoparticles into tumors to increase their therapeutic index. Our scope includes understanding the molecular interactions involved to drive specificity and activity, focusing on Tumor Penetrating Peptides (TPP) that trigger bulk extravascular transport in the tumor tissue.

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  • Prof. Tambet Teesalu gave an inaugural lecture entitled “Nanomedicine: big opportunities in a small world” Prof. Tambet Teesalu gave an inaugural lecture entitled “Nanomedicine: big opportunities in a small world”

    Written on Monday, 20 May 2019 15:31

    Prof. Tambet Teesalu gave an inaugural lecture entitled “Nanomedicine: big opportunities in a small world” in the main hall of the University of Tartu on…
  • Congratulations to Hedi Hunt for successfully defending her PhD thesis! Congratulations to Hedi Hunt for successfully defending her PhD thesis!

    Written on Friday, 03 May 2019 09:22

    Hedi Hunt successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis "Precision targeting of intraperitoneal tumors with peptide-guided nanocarriers" on April 18th, 2019. Her thesis dealt with the development…
  • We look for talented M.Sc. and PhD candidates to join our lab in fall 2019 We look for talented M.Sc. and PhD candidates to join our lab in fall 2019

    Written on Friday, 18 January 2019 11:48

    We look for talented M.Sc. and PhD candidates (molecular medicine, cancer biology, drug delivery, nanomedicine) to join our lab in fall 2019. Apply now: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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