February 2023

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Kick-off meeting

The official Kick-off Meeting of the CutCancer project was held on February 24th. The project coordinator NIB organised it virtually via Zoom Meeting platform. In addition to extensive participation of the involved partners Swansea University, Stockholm University, VU Medical Center Amsterdam and National Institute of Biology, the event gathered Policy Officer at the European Commission Doru Leonard Irimie, Advisory Board members Ira Skvortsova and Krzysztof Wrzesinski and Ethics Advisor Tadeja Režen.

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Phi Zeta Research Day

Our recent findings on new cancer vulnerabilities were presented at Research day at Texas Tech University in Amarillo, Texas, USA. Dr. Barbara Breznik gave a talk on advanced 3-dimensional cancer models and their use to explore new therapeutic targets for brain tumors.

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CutCancer technical meeting

Online meeting with all CutCancer partners was dedicated to technical obligations needed to start the project on 1st of January 2023. Technical guidelines for better experience, prepared by the coordinator were addressed. Technical guidelines include all the contacts of the partners, their legal and financial information, timeframe of the projects; when to expect activities, legal matters such as Grant Agreement, communication & dissemination guidelines /obligations: what we need to keep in mind, reporting needed for the project and other suggestions.

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Biochemistry of Cancer

The overarching aim of CutCancer is to improve the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in the field of 3D in vitro cancer research at the National Institute of Biology, Slovenia, through access to state-of-the-art technologies. We have prepared a seminar for master students that attend a course of Biochemistry in Cancer.

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