Utrecht Summer School course

The summer course ‘Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer’ is organised by the Cancer, Stem cells and Developmental biology research schoolsummer school foto (www.csnd.nl). The course focuses on the molecular mechanisms that turn a normal cell into a cancer cell. We explore the regulation of cell cycle progression, the control of transcription regulation and the signaling networks that enable cells to execute vital processes such as growth, division and migration, and how malfunctioning of these processes may lead to tumour formation and metastasis.

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The students are introduced to state of the art methods in molecular cancer research and novel strategies for developing and testing drugs to halt the formation of tumours. The course combines lectures, discussions, laboratory tours, and a hands-on experiment.

Topics covered during the course include: oncogenes and tumour suppressors, tumour evolution, tumour segregation, signal transduction pathways, aneuploidy, cell adhesion, intravital imaging of tumour progression and metastasis, sequencing, epigenetics, gene expression, stem cells, organoids, animal models and personal genomes.

The course has a limited capacity of 20 students, to ensure personal attention and a comfortable learning environment. The course has been organised for 5 years and is mostly followed by foreign advanced bachelor and master students. We have had applicants from countries all over the world, such as Mexico, Bulgaria, Japan, South Africa, Portugal and Nicaragua.

In previous years, students made the following comments:
- Excellent combination of lectures and effectively organised tours.
- There is a lot of interaction and discussion possible with the lecturers.
- The material covered during the course gave me brilliant insights in what cancer exactly is and where the future of effective treatment lies.
- The diversity of students’ backgrounds allowed encountering the same field from an international perspective.

The course takes place at the University Medical Center Utrecht (Department of Molecular Cancer Research) and the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research.

More information can be found at the Utrecht Summer School website


18 Nov 2016

Gogola wins CGC poster award

On November 18th, Ewa Gogola (NKI) was awarded with the CGC poster award 2016. Eva received the award during the KIT meeting on Genomic Instability in Cancer for her poster entitled 'Loss of PARG causes PARP inhibitor resistance in BRCA2-deficient mouse mammary tumors'.

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03 Apr 2016

CGC.nl at Science in the city

You can find CGC.nl researchers at Utrecht's Culturele Zondag. Perform some experiments yourself at the Domplein or listen to some lectures at the Winkel van Sinkel

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11 Mar 2016

Peter Friedl wins ESMI award

CGC.nl participant Peter Friedl has been awarded with the 2016 Award of the European Society for Molecular Imaging          

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31 May - 02 Jun 2017

Workshop: Functional Analysis of Sequence Variants in Hereditary Breast- and Ovarian Cancer Genes

Improving Genetic Counseling and Cancer Treatment Strategies

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07 Apr 2017

DNA-lab day 2017

We host a DNA-lab day for high school teachers in the Reehorst, Ede together with other mobile DNA labs. During the day teachers can learn about new developments in DNA technology. Teachers can participate in workshops and practicals developed for high school students about DNA technology and societal challenges (Dutch only).

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13 Jan 2017

Annual meeting CGC 2017

All CGC.nl researchers are welcome, however registration is required.

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