Liquid biopsy: a non-invasive alternative to tissue biopsy

ctDNA as a liquid biopsy for real-time therapy prediction Here is a short video that summarizes my liquid biopsy research project employing circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA for short) . The goal of my project is to validate blood-based biomarkers in melanoma. When normal and cancer cells die theyRead More

Popular Science: A bridge linking us to the outer world

Scientists are known to be hard working professionals, but if we ask a lawyer or a teacher what we do exactly, most likely they will not be able to answer. The presence of scientific news is frequent in our daily lives, and still we live in a time whenRead More

We can make a difference!

World Cancer Day February 4th is the day when people all around the world stand together in the fight against cancer. World Cancer Day is raising awareness against cancer with one goal: save lives by providing education about this life-threatening disease and highlight the importance of prevention. It alsoRead More

Networking – go on, introduce yourself, don’t be a stranger!

Imagine if you were a biologist and, First scenario: you walk into a room full of theoretical physicists talking about dark matter, gravitational waves etc. Second scenario: you walk into a room full of biologists discussing about CRISPR, chromatin organisation etc. From your perspective, in which of the twoRead More

Running for a good cause

The Chariots of Fire is an annual relay race for charity held in Cambridge. It follows the famous path taken in the movie of the same name which tells the story of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics. Fellow MELGENRead More