The CanCell user panel was invited to Institute of Cancer Research on Tuesday December 17th for a site visit.
The article in Nature Communication where Marte Sneeggen is first author was awarded Oslo University Hospital's semiannual prize for outstanding papers at a ceremony on Friday November 22nd.
In a recent issue of Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Marina Vietri, Maja Radulovic and Harald Stenmark at CanCell review the many functions of a protein machinery specialized for membrane scission and sealing.
Their Report "Centralspindlin Recruits ALIX to the Midbody during Cytokinetic Abscission in Drosophila via a Mechanism Analogous to Virus Budding" uncovers parallels between ALIX recruitment during cytokinetic abscission in flies and virus budding in human cells and investigates the fine-tuned process involved in abscission, demonstrating that the centralspindlin complex emerges to play an ancestral role in recruiting the abscission machinery to the midbody
Ragnhild Eskeland from CanCell will take part in a popular science seminar coined "The Secrets of the Cells" in conjunction with "Science Days" at the University today (19/9, Litteraturhuset a 17.00), where she will present research on epigenetics and discuss why this gives us vital information about who we are, and what this may be used for. CanCell associate member Philippe Collas will also be presenting.
A graphic introduction to epigenetics can be viewed here (facebook).
For those of you that did not make it yesterday, there is a link to the seminar video here
In a recent article in Nature Communications, published online on the 28th of June, 2019, PhD student Marte Sneeggen and her coworkers at the Institute for Cancer Research and the Center for Cancer Cell Reprogramming (CanCell) identify a new mechanism how the tumor suppressor WDFY2 prevents metastasis by controlling recycling of the matrix metalloproteinase MT1-MMP
Harald Stenmark and his colleagues have received a joint grant with French researchers from the group of Philippe Chavrier at the Institut Curie in Paris. The funds were donated by Trond S. Paulsen and allocated by 'Radiumhospitalets Legates' to combat cancer cell invasiveness through the project Invacell.
On May 8th CanCell invited four representative from Cancer Patient Interest groups to present their perspective on cancer and cancer research and to give feedback on the applications proposed by the Centre's scientists.
CanCell co-director and professor Anne Simonsen received the prestigious King Olav V's Prize for Cancer Research at a ceremony at the University of Oslo today.
In a recent paper in Nature Cell Biology, Alf Håkon Lystad and Laura Rodriguez de la Balina in Anne Simonsen's group unveil fundamental mechanisms of autophagy related processes.
CanCell had its first visit by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) on March 11th- 12th. The SAB consisting of Johanna Ivaska, Marja Jäättelä, Pier Paolo Di Fiore, Stephan Beck and Michael Boutros was introduced to the Centre's activities and strategies.
CanCell associate members Åslaug Helland and Arnoldo Frigessi were featured in both Apollon (UiO) and Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) for their work on developing artificial intelligence to improve cancer therapy.
The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences gives a warm welcome to Ragnhild Eskeland's research group with a interview and focus on epigenetics.