GLIOTRAIN students attend numerous national and international conferences

Many of the GLIOTRAIN PhD students are now regularly presenting their work at national and international conferences. In April 2019 Francesca Lodi (VIB), Gonca Dilcan Durdag and Jenny Weng (VIB) attended the 3rd VIB NGS meeting, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium. Jenny presented her work on investigating GBM heterogeneity by single cell RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics.

In May, GLIOTRAIN was very well represented at the Brain Tumour 2019 conference held in Berlin, Germany. In attendance at this meeting were Viktorija, Archita, Kieron White (RCSI), Yahaya Yabo (LIH) and Manasa. All five students presented their work.

Posters were entitled (clockwise from top left): "Machine Learning Methods for Mechanism-based Study on Glioblastoma Multiforme" (Manasa); "Collection of Patient Sample Tumour Tissues and Curation of the Clinical Data for the GLIOTRAIN glioblastoma cohorts" (Archita); "Interrogating Cyclin-Dependant-Kinase Inhibitors as A Novel Treatment Strategy for Glioblastoma patients" (Viktorija); "Targeting the RhoGEF Beta-pix to enhance the activity of Bevacizumab in Glioblastoma: a nanoparticle mediated Gene Silencing Approach" (Kieron); "Assessing the Transcriptomic Diversity of Tumor and Non-neoplastic Cells in Glioblastoma Models" (Yahaya).

Also in May 2019, Mohammed Ahmed (ICM) presented his poster "Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Immune checkpoint inhibitor in GBM implementing Ultrasound Mediated Blood-Brain Barrier Opening (UMBO)" at NeuroFrance 2019 (pictured left). In June, Nivetha Krishna Moorthy (USTUTT, pictured right) presented at the Transporter and Barrier Days 2019 conference held in Bad Herrenalb, Germany "Development and Testing of a TRAIL Variant intended for transcytotic CNS delivery".