The latest from our lab
Ornella Urzì joins the team
Ornella is joining us as a PostDoc, working on in vitro models of sarcomagensis. Welcome Ornella!
ERC consolidator grant
for Eleni Tomazou
Eleni has won a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)! The funded project is based on a “build it to understand it” approach to model Ewing sarcoma in vitro and in vivo based on human pluripotent stem cells. Read the press release here. Congrats Eleni!
Peter Peneder wins Life Science Research Award Austria 2022
Peter received the Life Science Research Award Austria 2022 in the category "excellence and societal impact" for his paper on liquid biopsies of patients with pediatric tumors. Congrats Peter!
Matteo Colombo joins the team
Matteo is joining us as a PhD student, working on ribosomes and their contribution to pediatric sarcomas. Welcome Matteo!
Our new paper is out!
We're excited to announce that our tool LIQUORICE has been published in Bioinformatics Advances: "LIQUORICE: detection of epigenetic signatures in liquid biopsies based on whole-genome sequencing data". LIQUORICE is available as command-line tool and python package - read more here.
Release: New version of LIQUORICE
We have released an upgraded, more user-friendly version of our tool LIQUORICE, which can be used to detect tissue- or cancer-specific epigenetic signatures in whole genome sequencing data of liquid biopsies. Read more here.
Talk: Peter Peneder presents at ISMB/ECCB 2021
Peter presented his work on data analysis for "epigenetic" liquid biopsies (publication) at the 2021 Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the European Conference on Computational Biology.
Talk: Stefan Terlecki-Zaniewicz presents at the YoungEHA Research Meeting
Stefan presented his work about the role of biomolecular condensation in NUP98-fusion-driven leukemias at the 2021 virtual meeting of the European Hematology Association.
New grant: WWTF life sciences call 2020
Our proposal for clinical validation of our recently developed minimally invasive diagnostic toolkit for pediatric sarcomas (publication) has been selected for funding, with a total amount of almost 900.000 €.
Read the press release here.
"Blood test detects childhood tumors based on their epigenetic profiles" - our paper in the press
Our recent work on "epigenetic" liquid biopsies has been featured on genomeweb and in several newspapers (e.g. Der Standard).
Read the press release here.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Interview with Eleni
Eleni talks about what motivates her and why it is so important to have an institute that investigates childhood cancer.
Read the interview here.
Stefan's paper has been published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Congrats Stefan! Read the paper about the important role of biomolecular condensation in NUP98-fusion-driven leukemias here.
Summer 2019: Retreat to Dachstein
Discussing science and enjoying the mountains together with the Bock lab and Biomedical sequencing facility
New grant: WWTF Life Sciences Call 2018
Our proposal to investigate the tumor micro-environment of Ewing sarcoma has been selected for funding at this year's life science call of the Vienna Science- and Technology fund (WWTF)! Read more here.
Eleni receives award from the Austrian Society for Pediatrics (ÖGKJ)
At the society's 56th anual meeting, Eleni has been awarded the prize for the best work in oncology.
Read more here.
New paper in Nature Medicine
Our article "DNA methylation heterogeneity defines a disease spectrum in Ewing sarcoma" has been published in Nature Medicine!
The work has also been featured in the press: Click here for the article in Der Standard, and read the press release here.