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Seminars

Seminars

  • CRCL/CLB Seminar

    13 February 2014

    The next CRCL/CLB seminar will take place Friday the 5th of may, at 11.30am in the ONCORA meeting room (Centre Léon Bérard, 2nd floor). We are pleased to welcome Pr Cathrin Brisken (EPFL Lausanne). More information will be available soon.

Conferences

Conferences

  • WIN Symposium June Paris

    21 February 2017
    The WIN 2017 Symposium program will elaborate the theme ‘Expediting Global Innovation in Precision Cancer Medicine’  in six plenary sessions, divided over two days of meetings. The program will be supplemented by poster viewing sessions, not overlapping with the plenary sessions, and a plenary poster awarding ceremony.
    More information : click here
  • 1st European Workshop of Translational Research in Bone Sarcoma - 19-20 June 2017

    02 January 2017
    This 2-d European workshop is aimed at young researchers (post-docs, PhD, etc.) working on Bone Sarcoma/Sarcoma. The meeting aims to provide training in bone sarcoma and more specifically osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Invited speaker presentations will be complemented by oral communications and poster presentations from attending delegates (priority given to young researchers).

    Information and registration: click here

Scientific news

Scientific news

  • A stemness-related ZEB1-MSRB3 axis governs cellular pliancy and breast cancer genome stability

    11 April 2017
    Morel AP et al. Nature Medecine Avril 2017 (CRCL team of Alain Puisieux).
    Chromosomal instability (CIN), a feature of most adult neoplasms from their early stages onward, is a driver of tumorigenesis. However, several malignancy subtypes, including some triple-negative breast cancers, display a paucity of genomic aberrations, thus suggesting that tumor development may occur in the absence of CIN. Here we show that the differentiation status of normal human mammary epithelial cells dictates cell behavior after an oncogenic event and predetermines the genetic routes toward malignancy. Whereas oncogene induction in differentiated cells induces massive DNA damage, mammary stem cells are resistant, owing to a preemptive program driven by the transcription factor ZEB1 and the methionine sulfoxide reductase MSRB3. The prevention of oncogene-induced DNA damage precludes induction of the oncosuppressive p53-dependent DNA-damage response, thereby increasing stem cells' intrinsic susceptibility to malignant transformation. In accord with this model, a subclass of breast neoplasms exhibit unique pathological features, including high ZEB1 expression, a low frequency of TP53 mutations and low CIN.
    PubMed access: click here
  • Structural Decoding of the Netrin-1/UNC5 Interaction and its Therapeutical Implications in Cancers

    25 March 2016
    This study involves the team of Patrick Mehlen.
    Netrin-1 has been shown to be up-regulated in a fraction of human cancers as a mechanism to allow these tumors to escape the pro-apoptotic activity of some of its main dependence receptors, the UNC5 homologs (UNC5H). Here we identify the V-2 domain of netrin-1 to be important for its interaction with the Ig1/Ig2 domains of UNC5H2. We generate a humanized anti-netrin-1 antibody that disrupts the interaction between netrin-1 and UNC5H2 and triggers death of netrin-1-expressing tumor cells in vitro. We also present evidence that combining the anti-netrin-1 antibody with epidrugs such as decitabine could be effective in treating tumors showing no or modest netrin-1 expression. These results support that this antibody is a promising drug candidate.
    PubMed access: click here
Job opportunities

Job opportunities

  • Postdoc position

    23 February 2017
    A postdoc position in onco-immunology is available in the lab of C. Caux and JY Blay, under the supervision of J. Valladeau. More information: click here
  • Postdoc position

    27 December 2016
    A postdoc position is open in the team of F. Zoulim : click here 
  • Postdoc position

    26 September 2016
    We are currently inviting applications from enthusiastic post-doctoral candidates to work on a European-funded project for an initial period of two years. More informations: click here
  • Computational Biologist: Immunology

    08 April 2016
    The team of C Caux and JY Blay is seeking a Computational Biologist to work within the team of Dr Christophe Caux at the Department of "Immunology, Virus, Inflammation" of the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CRCL), France. More information : click here

  • Postdoc position

    29 March 2016
    Dr Julien Marie's lab  is looking for a motivated post-doctoral candidate to study the effects of Transforming Growth Factor β on the regulation of T cell immune response. More information: here
  • Postdoc position in M. Gabut's team

    16 April 2015
    A full time post-doctoral fellow position in RNA-seq analysis is available in the M. Gabut team for a 3-year period. The objective of the project is to perform a comparative transcriptome analysis of cancer stem cells, normal stem cells and GBM tumors using next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq). For more information: click here