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News

Maximilian Middelkamp
Maximilian Middelkamp

09/2022

Third in a row - Maximilian Middelkamp successfully defended his medical doctoral thesis today.
He did a great job and had published his results in Acta Neuropathologica Communications
( https://lnkd.in/guv4T3fJ ).

Congratulations from the whole team!

Piotr Sumislawski
Piotr Sumislawski
Piotr Sumislawski
Piotr Sumislawski

08/2022

Piotr Sumislawski defended his dissertation successfully today. He had studied a rare type of embryonal eye cancer and had published his results together in Oncogenesis
(https://lnkd.in/e4tBZPhB ).
Congratulations from the whole team!

07/2022

We are on Twitter now! Check it out at
https://twitter.com/Julia_E_Neumann?t=tnPzhHalrrhYCeA22kYFqQ&s=09

Lisa Ruck
Lisa Ruck

07/2022

My first doctoral candidate Lisa Ruck successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the role of Lin28A during brain development!
Congratulations Lisa!

07/2022

Very happy to announce that our paper on the integration of "omics" data with missing values is now published in Nature communications https://lnkd.in/eT2zcXYm ( https://rdcu.be/cP0ns ). Our algorithm "HarmonizR" is free to use and can be found on GitHub. It allows the integration of independently generated Omic datasets and is of special interest for proteomic datasets that contain lots of missing values. This has been a great interdisciplinary collaboration with the Section Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics; UKE ( Prof. Hartmut Schlüters group ) and the Chair of High Performance Computing, Helmut Schmidt University ( Prof. Philipp Neumanns group ).

06/2022

Great to be at the ISPNO2022 in Hamburg! We are happy to present our work on pediatric brain tumors and are enjoying great scientific talks.
Thanks to the team and our presenters Jelena Navolic, Matthias Dottermusch, Simon Schlumbohm and Maximilian Middelkamp!

ISPNO 2022

Dr. Matthias Dottermusch
ISPNO 2022

Simon Schlumbohm
ISPNO 2022

Jelena Navolic
ISPNO 2022

Maximilian Middelkamp

12/2021

Applying spatial molecular profiling: Matthias' work an a case attributed to a new and rare brain tumor entity - so called central nervous system low-grade diffusely infiltrative tumour with INI1 deficiency (CNS LGDIT-INI1) - is out! It is titled "Spatial molecular profiling of a central nervous system low-grade diffusely infiltrative tumour with INI1 deficiency (CNS LGDIT-INI1) featuring a high-grade AT/RT component" and was published open access in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology ( https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nan.12777 ). Congratulations to Matthias!

12/2021

LIN28A is expressed in some malignant brain tumors, such as ETMR or AT/RT. In their medical doctoral thesis, Max and Lisa were analyzing the effect of Lin28A overexpression during brain development and could show that Lin28A is not able to induce brain tumors. Their results could now be published open access in Acta Neuropathologica Communications titled: "Overexpression of Lin28A in neural progenitor cells in vivo does not lead to brain tumor formation but results in reduced spine density" ( https://actaneurocomms.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40478-021-01289-1 ). Congratulations to both!

Award Shweta
Hubertus-Wald Poster Award Shweta

12/2021

Price ceremony: The Hubertus-Wald Poster Award was handed over to Shweta Godbole for her work on integrating Omics data! Thanks to the University Cancer Center Hamburg ( UCCH ) and the Hubertus Wald Foundation for honouring the work of young scientists and congratulations to Shweta!

11/2021

Matthias' und Piotrs work on the pathogenesis of embryonal eye cancer - so called intraocular medulloepithelioma - was accepted for open access publication in Oncogenesis. The work is titled : "Co-activation of Sonic hedgehog and Wnt signaling in murine retinal precursor cells drives ocular lesions with features of intraocular medulloepithelioma" ( https://rdcu.be/cBsQa ). In their work, Matthias and Piotr show that intraocular medulloepitheliomas are distinct from intracerebral medulloepitheliomas (also referred to as ETMR) and retinoblastomas with respect to gene expression profiles. Moreover, they describe the first preclinical in vivo model for this rare disease. Congratulations to both first authors !

11/2021

Matthias' exciting case report concerning an uncommon SMARCB1 deficient tumor can be read in the diamond open access journal Free Neuropathology (www.freeneuropathology.org) titled "An atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) with molecular features of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in a 62-year-old patient " ( https://www.uni-muenster.de/Ejournals/index.php/fnp/article/view/3640 ).
Congratulations!

09/2021

UCCH Research Retreat 2021:
Shweta Godbole received the UCCH Poster Award 2021 for her work on integrating multimodal omics data in medulloblastoma. Congratulations!

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