ESR14 – Moving on to the next adventure

“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello!” – Paulo Coelho – Our ESR14 Sonia Leonardelli spun the Postdoc Fortune Wheel and took a chance! She hit the jackpot with a new job! Sonia recently has been awarded by the MildredRead More

Introducing Dr Sonia Leonardelli

December 2019 Essen, Germany 2019 ended with a successful PhD defense! Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Leonardelli for defending her PhD dissertation entitled “Genomic and non-genomic alterations in melanoma contributing to disease progression and therapy resistance”. During her PhD Sonia (ESR14; University Hospital of Essen) focused on understanding the mechanismsRead More

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

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

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

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

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

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