Nicolas Alcala was invited to give the keynote lecture at Stanford’s Evolgenome seminar series for the 10-year anniversary of Stanford’s Center for Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG). He focused on the team’s work on quantifying tumor evolutionary forces using organoid experimental models and on identifying tumor ecological strategies from multi-omic data. You can see a
This August the RCG team headed to Vienna to present the LungNENomics and MESOMICS projects at the World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC). Nicolas Alcala gave talks on the evolution of lung neuroendocrine tumours (LNETs), and understanding inter-patient heterogeneity in malignant pleural mesothelioma, whilst Alexandra Sexton-Oates and Emilie Matthian presented their work on multi-omic characterisation
Matthieu Foll and Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta received a Rare Cancers Research Program (RCRP) Concept Award (FY21) from the US Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) to study the intra-tumor heterogeneity of pleural mesothelioma at the single-cell level.