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Genotoxicity Workshop in Swansea

Eight participants from the National Institute of Biology (NIB) attended a three-day workshop on genotoxicity at Swansea University in June 2024, hosted by Prof. Dr. Shareen Doak. The workshop focused on sharing knowledge and best practices in laboratory techniques, project applications, and genotoxicological research as part of the CutCancer project. Participants explored advanced equipment for…

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SU hands-on training at NIB

We are very grateful and happy to have a PhD student Maria Escrivá Conde from SU Stockholm on hands-on training at NIB. Maria came to train NIB researchers to set up the microscopy settings for In Situ Sequencing (ISS) methodology. Planning joint activities further plans for collaborative experiments focused around e.g. ISS methodology and spatial…

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NIB staff exchange and training at Amsterdam UMC

From 12 to 14 December 2023, we continued to build excellence in the support services of the National Institute of Biology (NIB) when three colleagues from the corporate services (two from the project office and one from the institute library) travelled to Amsterdam, where they were hosted by the CutCancer project partner Amsterdam UMC (VUmc).…

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Summer School for In Situ Sequencing profiling of brain tumours

Tumours are complex mixture of a heterogeneous population of cells that possess distinct genetic, morphological, and phenotypic profiles, which can affect tumour development and therapeutic resistance. The success of cancer treatments relies on the comprehension of the heterogeneous and immune hostile tumour microenvironment (TME), further on providing additional possibilities to eliminate its tumour supportive role.…

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Hands-on training

Sonja Žabkar and Katarina Fras underwent three-week hands-on training at Swansea University Medical School, Swansea, Wales, where they gained new knowledge on working and handling the in vitro cell co-culture lung model. They saw how to handle the co-cultures in the inserts, such as media change, treating the co-cultures with chemicals, establishing an air-liquid interface (ALI), where the cells are apically exposed to air, harvesting, and fixing the cells for further experiments. They also managed to touch the principles of micronucleus assay with fixed cells and its analysis on the Metafer system.

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Staff exchange and training of NIB at Swansea University

The staff from the NIB Project Office, the Technology Transfer Office, the Public Relations Office, the Accountancy Department and the Human Resource Office attended the four-day training to gain new knowledge and share best practices to strengthen research management capacity and administrative skills with the main aim to expand the research and innovation capacity at NIB.

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