News and Events

Dr Idbaih presents key results from Phase I study at ASCO 2018

In May 2018, Dr Ahmed Idbaih, GLIOTRAIN PI (ICM) presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 meeting that took place in Chicago, IL. Dr Idbaih presented his talk entitled "Safety and preliminary efficacy data from a phase I study of an implantable low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPU) device for disrupting the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients treated by chemotherapy for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)".

GLIOTRAIN Represented at the 2018 "Research and Challenges of Brain Conditions in Ireland" Conference

GLIOTRAIN was represented by Programme Manager Dr Alice O'Farrell, PI Dr Brona Murphy and ESR Viktorija Juric at the "Research and Healthcare Responses to the Challenge of Brain Conditions in Ireland" Conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland on 6th March 2018. The conference, organised jointly by the Irish Brain Council and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, kicked off #brainawarenessweek. The event focussed on the societal challenges and funding requirements for all brain conditions in Ireland.

Early stage researchers present posters at national and international conferences

In the summer of 2018, GLIOTRAIN ESRs started to present early results from their projects at national and international scientific meetings. Jenny Weng (left) presented her poster entitled "Investigating Vascular Niches of Glioblastoma by Spatial Transcriptomics" at The 20th International Vascular Biology Meeting 2018 (IVBM2018) which was held in Helsinki, Finland on June 3-7, 2018.

International Conferences

Prof Gabriele Bergers will present at two upcoming international conferences: firstly at the Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference 2018 (in "The tumour microenvironment and the immune system" session and also at the "Brain Tumors Meeting 2018 - From Biology to Therapy" organised by the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology and Foundation of Clinical and Experimental Oncology offering a talk entitled "Glioma heterogeneity in space and time".