Gene Therapy Research Institutes - Europe
- Finland - A.I. Virtanen Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Kuopio
- Finland - Cancer Gene Therapy Group, University of Helsinki
- Israel - The Goldyne Savad Institiute of Gene Therapy, Hadassah, Jerusalem
- Italy - San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (HSR-TIGET), Milan
- Italy - TIGEM - Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Napoli
- Netherlands - Oncogenomics VUmc, Amsterdam
- Netherlands - Pharmaceutical Gene Modulation, Groningen
- Spain - Viral Vector Production Unit (UPV), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
- Sweden - Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy, Lund University
- Turkey - Human Gene and Cell Therapy Center, Akdeniz University Hospitals and Clinics
The research is on cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and metabolism-related diseases. Main target genes are vascular growth factors, and LDL receptor in cardiovascular area and cytotoxic genes in cancer therapy.
The group of Akseli Hemminki uses gene therapy and oncolytic viruses to improve the treatment of cancers lacking currently available effective modalities.
Research covers a wide range of diseases along three main tracks: cellular gene therapy, viral vectors and non-viral vectors. The Institute is headed by Prof. Eithan Galun, M.D.
The group headed by Luigi Naldini performs basic research on gene transfer technologies and new gene therapy strategies for immunodeficiencies, lysosomal storage disorders, thalassemia, hemofilia B.
The interest of group of Alberto Auricchio is to use Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer as potential therapy for ocular and metabolic diseases
The Gene Therapy research group aims to design new anti-cancer therapies using oncolytic adenoviruses and modulation of gene expression, with particular attention to the p53 tumor suppressor pathway.
The department is headed by Prof. Hidde Haisma and is focused on the development of drugs for the therapeutic manipulation of gene activity. The research is focused on cancer and inflammatory diseases.
UPV is a vector core specialized in the cloning, production and purification of adenovirus (human and canine) and adeno-associated virus (AAV) serotypes for public institutions and private companies all over the world.
The laboratory investigates the properties of blood stem cells and is developing cell and gene therapy for blood disorders: Diamond-Blackfan Anemia and Gaucher Disease.
The laboratory is headed by Prof. Dr. Salih Sanlioglu and his team are involved in the development of novel gene therapy methods for patients with type 2 diabetes using lentiviral vectors.