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The Division Pharmacology was established in 2019 by the appointment of Prof. Dagmar Stoiber-Sakaguchi. The research focus of the division is the identification of underlying molecular mechanisms of tumor formation and progression in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but also in other human cancer types. The identification of potential (drug) targets may be translated into the assessment of new therapy approaches and new tools for prognosis and diagnosis of AML and other tumor diseases. The research is benefitting from the newly established laboratory that allows state-of-the-art molecular biology research (cell- and tissue culture, bioimaging, protein and DNA/RNA analytics, immunology techniques, in vitro and in vivo studies) at the KL and by the team of nationally and internationally well-connected experts.

Basic Research

Comment to Figure: Type I interferon

Current research of the Division Pharmacology focuses on:


JAK/STAT pathway and its influence in acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Type I interferon as a mediator between tumors and immune system

STAT3 isoforms – the good and the bad in tumor development

Tumor suppressors and oncogenes in lymphoma

Identification and verification of potential targets for new therapeutic options


Applied Research


  1. 28 Mar

    INFO TALK: Bewerbung Medizinstudium

    28. March 2023, 18:00
    Online Chatroom: Microsoft Teams
  2. 29 Mar

    KL Luchtime Seminar: CaMKII spreads activity by inter-holoenzyme phosphorylation

    29. March 2023, 12:00 - 13:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität, Festsaal
  3. 11 Apr

    STUDENT TALK Psychology

    11. April 2023, 18:00
    Instagram Channel - Live Q&A