postheadericon Aims


The project's goal is to identify new markers and targets for the diagnostics and therapy of acute and chronic liver diseases. In this respect a focus will be placed on the following diseases, which together account for 90% of all hepatopathies:

  1. Acute Liver Failure (ALF)
  2. Chronic Hepatitis B (HBV)
  3. Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV)
  4. Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD)
  5. Liver cirrhosis (CI)
  6. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  7. Cholangiocarcinoma (CCC)

Regarding this, a multi disciplinary approach will be used in order to:

  1. identify biomarkers, which will allow for an optimization of diagnostics and clinical management
  2. identify new molecular targets for the treatment of the above mentioned diseases