Can we slow down skin cancer progression?

The progression from benign cells to melanoma is not fully understood. In addition to genetic alterations, some epigenetic mechanisms, the ones that do not involve DNA sequence, play a role in the development and evolution of melanoma. My PhD project aims to disclose the epigenetic features behind melanoma progression. WeRead More

A Native Scientist workshop: How I explained skin cancer to kids

To explain my research to school pupils, I aimed at simplifying the notion of ‘cancer’, how it can invade and metastasize. I focused on skin cancer and to better illustrate it, I built a set of three interactive schemes mimicking the different skin cell types and how they canRead More

Cancer epigenetic research as a bridge between academia–industry partnerships

Cancer epigenetics is an area of ongoing research that deepens our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of cancer and creates new avenues for the identification of novel therapeutic targets. The term “epigenetics” was originally proposed by Conrad Waddington in 1942 to describe the molecular mechanisms independent of alterations inRead More