CRIG 'young investigator proof-of-concept projects’ laureates 6th call


CRIG provides (in collaboration with vzw Kinderkankerfonds) research grants for young (postdoctoral) cancer researchers at CRIG to initiate potentially high-risk and innovative cancer research projects. In this 6th call, a record number of 7 researchers (from 4 different UGent faculties) were awarded, and have started their project on October 1, 2019:

  • dr. Elly De Vlieghere - 'Tumor engineered model for low-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (LGSOC)' (promotor of the grant: prof. Olivier De Wever)
  • dr. Fabian Hulpia - 'Enabling AXL kinase degradation by PROTACs as a new pharmacological tool to investigate EMT and reverse tumour resistance to existing kinase-inhibitor treatment' (promotor of the grant: prof. Geert Berx)
  • dr. Lieselot Hemeryck - 'Screening of colorectal cancer by means of Fecal Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (CRC-FREIMS)' (promotor of the grant: prof. Lynn Vanhaecke)
  • dr. Marthe De Boevre - 'Chronic multi-mycotoxin exposure & human colorectal cancer risk: verification of genome-wide mutational signatures using next-generation sequencing' (promotor of the grant: prof. Sarah De Saeger)
  • dr. Anna Kuchmiy - 'Genome-wide histone modifications profiling for the studies of T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia pathogenesis' (promotors of the grant: prof. Tom Taghon & prof. Pieter Van Vlierberghe)
  • dr. Inna Afonina - 'Functional characterization of CARD14 and its regulation by PLK1 in the context of carcinoma' (promotor of the grant: prof. Rudi Beyaert)
  • dr. Filip Matthijssens - 'Validation of an AlphaScreen platform to identify novel compounds targeting dependency factors in acute leukemia' (promotor of the grant: prof. Steven Goossens)

Congratulations to the laureates! The next call for CRIG proof-of-concept projects will be launched at the end of this year.