CRIG grant laureates 2021
Every year, CRIG awards about ten research grants for young postdoctoral researchers to initiate potentially high-risk and innovative cancer research projects (partially supported by vzw Kinderkankerfonds). Since these grants are financed for a large part by donations and actions, we find it important to be transparent and to show where the funding goes to. Therefore, we make short educational movies about the research projects of the CRIG laureates. Check out this page regularly to discover new movies!
Dr. Francisco Avila Cobos is a bioinformatician in the group of Prof. Mestdagh and uses (super)computer power to predict whether a patient will respond to immunotherapy or not. He introduces the concept of his project by making the comparison with chocolate pralines.
Dr. Charlotte Verroken is a researcher at the Department of Endocrinology at UZ Gent. As in a subgroup of patients with iodine-refractory thyroid carcinomas (RAI-RTC), standard PET tracers fail to identify recurring disease or associated metastases, Charlotte investigates whether an 18F-PSMA PET tracer can answer this unmet clinical need.