Laboratory for Oral Molecular Biology

Research area

The focus of our laboratory is to advance translational- and patient-oriented research on cleft lip/palate (CLP) involving the multidisciplinary expertise of clinicians, geneticists, and basic researchers. Our goal is to bridge scientific discovery into benefits for patients and society.

  • establish a unique primary cell bank using lip tissue after corrective cleft surgery
  • elucidate genotype-phenotype correlations in Van der Woude Syndrome patients
  • unravel the genetic mechanisms linking altered wound healing to CLP
  • study the potential of patient-derived cells for tissue regeneration in CLP individuals