12/2019 – We have received a KWF research grant to improve our understanding of cell-free DNA fragmentation and how to leverage this information to improve the detection of early stage cancer. More information here: https://www.amsterdamresearch.org/web/instituut-1/nieuws/tonenop/-6.3-million-euros-kwf-funding-for-amsterdam-umc-cancer-center-.htm
10/2019 – We published a review in Cancer Cell. More information here: https://www.cell.com/cancer-cell/pdf/S1535-6108(19)30386-1.pdf
09/2019 – Trang Vu, a visiting PhD student from Rowan University, NJ, USA, is joining the lab for 6 months after receiving a competitive GIRE fellowship!
09/2019 – Ymke has been accepted to follow the Cold Spring Harbor Advanced Sequencing course. Congrats!
09/2019 – pre-print released on BioRxiv: how to detect ctDNA in the plasma and urine of glioma patients using personalised sequencing. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/758441v1
06/2019 – Dries Boers joined the lab as bioinformatician !
01/2019 – Ymke van der Pol joined the lab as a PhD student !
11/2018 – We have published 3 research articles in Science Translational Medicine, Cancer Research and EMBO Molecular Medicine. Read this summary published in the New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2184604-blood-test-can-spot-dna-from-eight-different-types-of-cancer/ and here https://www.genengnews.com/insights/breaking-new-ground-in-liquid-biopsy/