Thesis supervisor: Zoltán ifj Rakonczay
co-supervisor: Lóránd Kiss
Location of studies (in Hungarian): Institut of Pathology Abbreviation of location of studies: PATPH
Description of the research topic:
Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. In 15-20% of cases, patients show moderate to severe condition with local and systemic complications including organ failure and sepsis. It is a potentially fatal disease and the overall mortality can reach 5-10%. There are supportive therapies, but no specific treatment against it. The enzyme producing acinar, and fluid and bicarbonate secreting ductal cells are involved in the initiation and progression of the acute inflammation process. Our aims are to investigate the roles of pancreatic ductal cells in the development and progression of acute pancreatitis. Our hope is to eventually open up new therapeutic possibilities in acute pancreatitis.
Required language skills: english Number of students who can be accepted: 1