MELGEN at the European Researchers’ Night 2018!

European Researchers’ Night is an annual open science initiative that occurs in September which is dedicated to bringing popular science and the work of scientists into the general public. Over the course of two days, there are several events that are organized across Europe which help to interact andRead More

Understanding familial melanoma

  This is a brief video summarising my PhD project (ESR01) at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK.  It involves the sequencing and analysis of familial melanoma patients from across the world. To learn more, please read my blog post on the topic linked here. – Aravind Sankar (ESR01),Read More

15th Annual Joint GenoMEL/BioGenoMEL/MELGEN Scientific Meeting 2018

From the 20th to the 22nd March 2018 the MELGEN Consortium joined forces with the GenoMEL and BioGenoMEL consortia to hold their annual scientific meeting, this year hosted by the University Hospital Essen in Germany. In contrast to last year’s sun and high temperatures, the start of this year’sRead 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

14th Annual Joint GenoMEL/BioGenoMEL/MELGEN Scientific Meeting 2017

From the 15th to the 17th May 2017, the MELGEN researchers, together with their group leaders, will be gathering in Camogli, Italy to attend the 14th annual scientific meeting of the GenoMEL, BioGenoMEL and MELGEN consortia. Founded in 1997, the GenoMEL consortium was formed by a number of melanomaRead More

It’s all in the genes

While the majority of cancers are not hereditary, some do occur multiple times within the same family. A well-known example of this is breast cancer, where mutations in the BRCA genes (BRCA1/BRCA2) predispose to breast cancer, with notable patients including Angelina Jolie. Melanoma, too, can sometimes be passed fromRead More

Leeds University welcomes ESRs

This year annual GenoMEL scientific meeting was held in Leeds, UK in April and 17 MELGEN Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who are spread across Europe joined 60 other delegates to find out about the latest melanoma research. During the meeting PhD students presented their projects and preliminary data duringRead More

MELGEN Complementary Training Course 14th-19th April 2016

From the 14-19th April 2016, all the MELGEN Early Stage Researchers will take part in a series of Complementary Skills training courses designed to develop their abilites in a number of key areas such as: developing their effectiveness as a researcher presenting to scientific and general audiences both orallyRead More