In oncogenesis, a normal cell in our body is transformed and becomes a tumor cell, resulting in uncontrolled multiplication and impairment of central body functions. Mutations or errors in the translation of genetic information are among the causes of cancer formation, being held responsible for altering the genetic code.


At the Tyrolean Cancer Research Institute/Tiroler Krebsforschungsinstitut (TKFI), researchers with a wide range of expertise investigate the molecular causes of cancer aetiology and progression. The TKFI working groups from both Innsbruck Universities (Medizinische Universität Innsbruck (MUI) and Leopold-Franzens-Universität (LFU)) aim to understand the pathological effects of different cancer drivers and to uncover their mode of action at a molecular level. These teams strive to assist in identifying new approaches for personalized cancer therapies.

Who we are


Molecular Cancer

These projects focus on the molecular causes and progression of cancer.


Clinical Cancer

Projects involved emphasize cancer therapy and mechanisms of drug resistance.


Associated members

Associated projects deal with topics such as the analysis of respiratory gases, deciphering of oncoproteins, and establishment of organoids.

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Here we list for you news and scientific achievements chronologically.

An Evening of Science: The TKFI at the “Langen Nacht der Forschung 2024”

We are pleased to briefly share our experiences from the “Langen Nacht der Forschung” last Friday. With great…

Retro Ski Day 2024

As in the previous year, the Tiroler Krebsforschungsinstitut (TKFI) organized a “Retro Ski Day” for its researchers and…

Sponsors & Partners

Special thanks go to our sponsors and partners for their great cooperation and support.