We are thrilled to welcome Lisa as a postdoctoral researcher. Lisa recently obtained her PhD from Kent University on disentangled representations learning and variational auto-encoders. She will be developing innovative deep-learning models to identify morphological features from whole slide images associated with tumor aggressiveness.
Nicolas Alcala received a mentored award from the Neuroendocrine tumor research foundation (NETRF), with Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta—herself recipient of a NETRF investigator award in 2019—as mentor. The project will consist in using next-generation sequencing data to study how the DNA of tumors and the patient’s immune response interact to determine a patient’s tumor molecular subtype and
Emilie Mathian has successfully defended her PhD thesis after three years of hard work within the RCG team under the supervision of Matthieu Foll, Lynnette Fernandez Cuesta and Liming Chen. This multidisciplinary thesis focuses on rare lung neuroendocrine tumours and deep learning, benefiting from the computer vision expertise of Liming Chen’s IMAGINE team. This work
We present a new paper in Cancer Cell, which is a collaboration with Talya Dayton from the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands (now at EMBL Barcelona, Spain) to create and validate organoids or “mini-tumors” of the rare and understudied neuroendocrine neoplasms. These faithful tumor models will empower future research on the causes and clinical management
Congratulations to Alexandra Sexton-Oates for taking home second prize for her oral presentation entitled ‘Characterising pulmonary carcinoids through molecular analyses within the lungNENomics project’ at ECSA Day on November 23. This Research Day provides PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to present their work in a friendly and supportive environment, and to receive feedback on
Two postdoctoral positions opened in our Rare Cancers Genomics team: one on single-cell and spatial ‘omics of rare cancers and one on deep-learning image and ‘omics data analysis of rare cancers
Please check the details for first one here and the second one here or on our vacancies page.
Alexandra Sexton-Oates presented the latest results of the lungNENomics project with an oral talk entitled “Reconciling lung carcinoid histopathological and molecular classifications” during the 2023 Margie & Robert E. Peterson Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) Symposium, Boston, USA (November 15-17). This work has been funded by a NETRF 2022 investigator award to Matthieu Foll.
Congratulations to our RCG team member Alexandra Sexton-Oates who won 2nd place in both of her individual swimming events (50m butterfly, 400m freestyle) at the 2023 UN Inter-Agency Games!
We are delighted to welcome back Laurane Mangé as a PhD student in the team, under the supervision of Nicolas Alcala and Lynnette Fernandez-Cuesta! Congratulations to Laurane who is a laureate of the competitive grant from the French league against cancer (la Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer).
We are thrilled to welcome Lipika Lipika and Mirian Gutiérrez Núñez. Lipika is a PhD student in Bioinformatics from Brcic’s research team in Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria. She is visiting the team for two months to work on multi-omics molecular characterization of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma and single cell transcriptomic analysis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Mirian