This website uses cookies

This websites contains videos from YouTube. This company uses cookies (third party cookies). If you do not want them to use these cookies, you can indicate so here. However, this does mean that you will not be able to watch videos on this website. We also make use of our own cookies in order to improve our website. We don't share our data with other parties. Which cookies are involved?

This website uses cookies to enable video and to improve the user experience. If you do not want to accept these cookies, indicate so here. Which cookies are involved?

Ga direct naar de inhoud, het hoofdmenu, het servicemenu of het zoekveld.

Back to overview

Wouter Moolenaar group


Wouter Moolenaar

Group leader, professor

Personal details


Phospholipids are best known as the major building blocks of cell membranes, but some lipids play a signaling rather than a structural role. Our group is interested in nature's simplest phospholipid, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), which we discovered as a lipid growth factor many years ago. Since then, our group has made substantial progress in unraveling how LPA regulates numerous biological processes, including cell migration and proliferation. Our current work focuses on the LPA-producing enzyme autotaxin, specifically its mechanism of action and role in tumor progression. Our ultimate goal is to translate new findings on autotaxin-LPA signaling into more effective anticancer strategies.

Share this page