Relevance of Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cell Composition and Functionality for Disease Outcome in Breast Cancer

Relevance of Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cell Composition and Functionality for Disease Outcome in Breast Cancer paper is now accessible online at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst (2017) 109 (1): djw192 doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw192 Rico D. Bense, Christos Sotiriou, Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart, John B. A. G. Haanen, Marcel A. T. M.…

Arkajyoti Bhattacharya started within my group

Arkajyoti Bhattacharya is starting as a PhD-student in my group. He is a trained statistician from the Indian Statistical Institute and will be working on the project ‘Mining big data to improve biologically personalized therapeutics for cancer patients’.

Young Academy Groningen launched

Very happy with the fact that yesterday the Young Academy Groningen was launched! As outlined on the University of Groningen site: The Young Academy of Groningen are a group of enthusiastic top young researchers who, in addition to their research programs, are driven by an interest in the broader aspects of science, including outreach, diversity,…

Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets in Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma using Functional Genomic mRNA-Profiling: Paving the way for New Avenues?

Surgery. 2016, In press. Pascal K.C. Jonker, Gooitzen M. van Dam, Sjoukje F. Oosting, Schelto Kruijff, Rudolf S.N. Fehrmann. Background: Currently, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) has a very poor prognosis and there is an unmet need for new therapeutic options. Therefore, this study aims to identify upregulated genes in ATC with known drug interactions that…

UMCG Cancer Research Fund grant awarded

Jacco de Haan and me have been awarded €42,000 from the UMCG Cancer Research Fund for the project: Towards use of gut microbiome analysis to predict tumor response of patient on immune checkpoint inhibitors: initiating a cohort of patients with advanced solid tumors as a critical first step. A big thanks and respect to all…

Genetic variants in RBFOX3 are associated with sleep latency

Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 May 4. Najaf Amin, Karla V Allebrandt, Ashley van der Spek, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Karin Hek, Maris Teder-Laving, Caroline Hayward, Tõnu Esko, Josine G van Mill, Hamdi Mbarek, Nathaniel F Watson, Scott A Melville, Fabiola M Del Greco, Enda M Byrne, Edwin Oole, Ivana Kolcic, Ting-hsu Chen, Daniel S Evans, Josef…

Young Academy of Groningen

Proud to be selected as a member of the Young Academy of Groningen! The Young Academy of Groningen is a club for the University’s most talented, enthusiastic and ambitious young researchers of all fields and disciplines. Operating independently within the University, the Young Academy aims to actively promote interdisciplinary research engage the University’s young researchers…

Job opportunity / PhD-student

We are currently looking for a PhD-student! Have a look at the following link (you can apply by following this link): Job description at UMCG Working environment A PhD position for 4 years is available in the research group of dr. Rudolf Fehrmann, which is focused on integrative omics approaches to identify driver genomic alterations…

Rico Bense joins research group

I’m proud to announce that Rico Bense will join my research group. He has been granted a joint MD/PhD program by the Junior Scientific Masterclass (University Medical Center Groningen). His research proposal is titled: Identifying therapeutic targets and modulators of therapy efficacy in breast cancer subgroups. I’m looking forward to work with him the coming…