ECM and Hypoxia
ECM-Hypoxia research unit (ECMH RU) consists of five internationally strong research groups which perform globally recognized research on the extracellular matrix (ECM), especially collagens, as well as hypoxia and vasculature in health and diseases. ECMH RU with its unique expertise and tools is in the frontline to study the interplay and joint contributions of these factors in tissue homeostasis and diseases, in rare congenital disorders and in common diseases such as cancer, fibrosis, and metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms underlying these diseases and provide new solutions to treat them in a globally sustainable manner. The research done at ECMH has strong traditions at UO and universal impact.