The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 55: 389 - 394 (2011)

Vol 55, Issue 4-5

Special Issue: Angiogenesis in Development & Cancer

Fifteen years of molecular lymphangiogenesis - an interview with Kari Alitalo

Interview | Published: 19 July 2011

Tatiana V. Petrova*

Division of Experimental Oncology, Multidisciplinary Oncology Center, University of Lausanne and CHUV, Switzerland


Kari Alitalo is one of the leaders in the field of lymphangiogenesis. Research from his laboratory has contributed to the transformation of a largely descriptive field into a dynamic discpline, which now holds promise for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and vascular dysfunction. The interview intends to provide historical insights into these changes and hopefully inspiration to the young generation of vascular biologists.


angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, tumor metastasis, lymphedema

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