Lab outing

We had a great outing this year. On the program we had lama feeding, golfing and BBQing. So much fun to see all colleagues in person again after many months of working at home and video meetings due to covid-19. 

New model to study peritoneal metastases of colorectal origin

The Vermeulen lab and collaborators created a murine model to study peritoneal metastases, a common and poor prognosis disease. The established murine model recapitulates heterogeneity as observed in human peritoneal metastases, which makes it a suitable platform for future (intervention) studies. A paper on this model is published in the scientific journal ‘Laboratory Investigation’ and can be accessed here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32504005/

Two Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) grants for members of the Vermeulen lab!

In the recent funding round, KWF granted two projects from the Vermeulen Lab.

Daniel Miedema was awarded a Young Investigator Grant for his project on tumor growth in colorectal cancer.

Nicolas Leveille, together with Louis Vermeulen and Cornelis Murre (UCSD) received a grant for the project “Wnt-regulated long noncoding RNAs as Achilles’ heel of colorectal cancers”

New paper in PNAS

A new paper about the spatiotemporal regulation of clonogenicity in colorectal cancer xenografts has been published in PNAS. Check it out here.

AG&M best publication prize 2018 for Sophie Lodesteijn!

After being nominated by their AG&M PI’s and selected by members of the AG&M research board, five contestants (Arwen Gao, Lowiek Hubers, Sophie Lodestijn, Sofia El Manouni El Hassani (for Daan Berkhout) and Ivo Hansen) pitched their first authorship publication from 2018 during the AG&M symposium: Complex Genetics of Metabolic Disease. The audience voted for the best pitch. Sophie Lodestijn and Arwen Gao had exactly the same amount of votes and have been awarded the 2018 AG&M best publication prize.