Can people of dark skin colour get melanoma?

β€œCan people of dark skin colour get melanoma?’’ More than often this question reflects inherent disbelief and skepticism since people of dark skin colour do report much less incidence of melanomas, for example melanomas only account for 1-8% skin malignancies in people of black complexion whereas for Asian IndiansRead 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

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

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

Social Networks – The new weapon in the war against melanoma

One should not judge a book by its cover. Unlike other skin cancer types, melanoma may look harmless in the beginning. However, it can be one of the most aggressive skin cancer types, which may result in fatality if it remains untreated. Our focus is melanoma research. One centralRead 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