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.

ERC PoC grant for Louis Vermeulen

Louis Vermeulen received the proof-of-concept grant from the European Research Council. The project aims at development of a nanobody targeting Osteopontin to inhibit the development of colorectal cancer.

New publication in Nature Cell Biology

The Vermeulen lab and collaborators published a new paper in Nature Cell Biology ‘Stem cell functionality is microenvironmentally defined during tumour expansion and therapy response in colon cancer’.