Helping. Researching. Informing.

Dr. Mildred Scheel was the founder of the Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid), which is Germany’s leading non-governmental funding and non-profit-making organization of oncology-related activities. The German Cancer Aid is based in Bonn and aims to promote innovative research and to educate and inform. Its motto is: “Helping. Researching.Read More

My secondment in Cambridge

My project involves Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis of melanoma samples to understand resistance mechanisms to immunotherapy. Dr. Adams, who is one of the principal investigators of our Marie-Curie Ph.D. program based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, offered his help and expertise to perform the bioinformaticRead More

GenoMEL meeting 2018 in Essen

Essen, one of the biggest city in the Ruhrgebiet, was the protagonist of the annual GenoMEL meeting this year. The Ruhrgebiet is an urban region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, that is formed of more than 50 cities and over 5 million people. The University Hospital of Essen has becomeRead More

Researchers` Night!

Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide free and public event dedicated to popularize science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September, with hundreds of event happening simultaneously in around 30 countries and over 300 cities in Europe. In 2017, all the events willRead More

Let’s move toward better science

Isaac Newton once said “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” (cit. I. Newton). He could have never reached his personal achievements without the knowledge and discoveries from centuries before him, like Copernicus or Kepler or Galilei. Sharing data inRead More

Enjoy the sun safely! Simple precautions to save your skin

The incidence of skin cancers has been increasing worldwide over the past decades in an alarming rate. One of the reasons is the thinning ozone sphere, causing overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. On the other hand, bad outdoor habits that are common nowadays help the increasing danger for melanoma development. BothRead More