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NKI seminar by Christine Desmedt

Multi-level impact of adiposity on breast cancer

Friday 3 March 2023 11:00 - 12:00 Piet Borst Auditorium Seminar

Christine Desmedt

Laboratory for Translational Breast Cancer Research, KU Leuven,
Leuven, Belgium

Host: Marjanka Schmidt

Until 2018 Christine Desmedt acted as the Translational Research Coordinator of the lab, conducting research projects and assisting the head of the lab in the scientific and administrative management of the lab. In 2010-2011, she was a visiting scientist for several months at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK, under the supervision of Dr. P. Campbell in the Cancer Genome Project lab. In October 2018, she was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven, Leuven), where she is heading the Laboratory for Translational Breast Cancer Research (LTBCR). Besides her teaching duties, she is committed, together with her team, to perform excellent multi-disciplinary research to further personalize treatment for and with patients with breast cancer. At the LTBCR, we have three main research axes: 1) understanding the breast cancer-adiposity connection, 2) unraveling breast cancer progression, and, 3) providing a better characterization of less common breast cancer entities such as lobular, inflammatory and male breast cancer.

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