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μBONE – Colonization and Interactions of Tumor Cells within the Bone Microenvironment
A Germany-wide consortium of cancer and bone scientists started its work on studying the initial colonization of bone by tumor cells and the early interaction with bone cells. To obtain mechanistic insights into these questions, the consortium focusses on breast and prostate cancer. The µbone research alliance will tackle the knowledge gap on bone metastases and reveal innovative mechanistic concepts of bone-tumor interactions for subsequent studies to prevent or cure bone metastases.
New chair “Molecular Bone Biology” of the Medical Faculty Dresden
Dr. scient. med. Martina Rauner commenced her new position as Professor for Molecular Bone Biology in October 2018. Achieving deeper insights into bone diseases is at the core of her research, which may ultimately lead to the discovery of new ways to treat bone diseases. Focus of her research lies on unraveling interactions of bone with hematopoietic cells including immune cells. Martina Rauner is a trained biotechnologist and due to her broad expertise in bone biology is also the Scientific Director of the Bone lab since 2014. As former chair of the ECTS Academy and New Investigator Committee of the ECTS, her ambition is further to inspire young researchers and to promote their scientific careers and encourage networking and engagement.