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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!

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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!

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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.

LIQUORICE: Detection of epigenetic signatures in liquid biopsies based on whole-genome sequencing data

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.


Stefan Terlecki-Zaniewicz wins Life Science PhD Award Austria

Stefan received the Life Science PhD Award Austria 2021 in the category "basic research" for his doctoral thesis on NUP98-fusion driven leukemias. You can read the paper hereCongrats Stefan! 


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.

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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.


Our new paper is out!

We're happy to announce our paper titled "Multimodal analysis of cell-free DNA whole genome sequencing for pediatric cancerswith low mutational burden" has just been published in Nature Communications!

"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.


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