Excellent foundational research combined with innovative technology

TranslaTUM aims to combine the discovery culture of biology with aim of application, typical for the engineering sciences to solve quantitative problems of health and develop cutting-edge methods for earlier diagnosis and efficient prevention and treatment. Groundbreaking basic and applied interdisciplinary research will promote technological ability, increase our knowledge of cancer cell biology, and develop new concepts on the path from traditional biological observations to solutions that foster precise, personalized medicine. TranslaTUM focuses on three research pillars:


  • Research signal transduction and interaction between tumor cells and the immune system
  • Identification of target structures and molecules for diagnosis and treatment, and the design of new treatment paradigms that address complex systems
  • Innovation of novel sensing, imaging and analysis techniques that will lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer and promote precision medicine

Our research groups

Cell Biology of Cancer

Immune Cell Signaling in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Optical and Optoacoustic Microscopy

Control and Manipulation of Microscale Living Objects

Biomedical Electronics

Molecular Oncology and Cell Death

Computational Imaging and Quantitative MRI in Neurooncology

Imaging and Biomarkers in Oncology

Translational Immunotherapy

Image Computing

Experimental Radiation Oncology and Radiobiology

Biological Imaging

Immune Regulation in Cancer and Stem Cell Transplantation

Experimental Cancer Genetics

Immune Signals and Cancer

AI in Healthcare and Medicine

Translational Cancer Research and Experimental Cancer Therapy

Immunopathology and Signal Transduction

Human Immunoregulation