Robin Boiy

CRIG member
Robin Boiy

Doctoral fellow - Laboratory Experimental Cancer Research - Ghent University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent
Principal Investigator: prof. An Hendrix (PhD) and prof. Olivier De Wever (PhD)

Research focus

Extracellular vesicles (EVs)  are nanometre-sized packages that transfer lipids, membrane-associated and intraluminal proteins, and nucleic acids throughout the body influencing various physiological and pathological functions. As such, EVs can transfer information from cancer cells to neighbouring cells, but can also reach the blood stream and transfer their content to more distant cells in other organs. In this way EVs are important mediators of invasive growth and metastasis development.
I am investigating the biogenesis and function of EVs in hormone-sensitive breast cancer.



  • 2013-2016: Bachelor in Bioscience Engineering (University of Antwerp).
  • 2016-2018: Master in Bioscience Engineering, Cell and Gene Biotechnology (Ghent University). 
  • 2018-present: PhD student, Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, Ghent University

Key publications

  • ‘Transparent reporting of experimental parameters in assays measuring phenotypic steps in metastasis’. Clin. Exp. Metastasis, 2018 (PMID: 30370460)

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