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Our research is focused on malignant brain tumours and aims to improve therapeutic options for these uncurable cancers. Patient tumors and patient derived xenograft models (PDX), which enable to translate novel treatment approaches into personalised medicine, are central to our work.

Our specific expertise and interests lie in tumour angiogenesis and invasion, tumour metabolism, and tumour cell heterogeneity and adaptability. Our research group is closely linked to the K.G. Jebsen Brain Tumour Research Center (University of Bergen, Norway), with joint research projects on glioma angiogenesis, metabolism and in vivo imaging, and has an extensive network of national and international collaborators.

Research projects

  • ADAPT: Adaptive capacities of glioblastoma: is there a role for cancer stem cells?
  • METABO: Aberrant tumour metabolism in gliomas.
  • INVGBM: Targeting glioma cell invasion.
  • CREG: Chemoresistance related RNAs in glioblastoma.
  • ANIMIX: Establishment of a national in vivo imaging platform.
  • GLIOTRAIN: Exploiting GLIOblastoma intractability to address European research TRAINing needs in translational brain tumour research, cancer systems medicine and integrative multi-omics (GLIOTRAIN Newsletters)

Featured Publications

Patient-derived organoids and orthotopic xenografts of primary and recurrent gliomas represent relevant patient avatars for precision oncology.

  • NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
  • Translational Radiomics
  • Neuro-Immunology Group
  • Computational Biomedicine
  • Multiomics Data Science
  • Luxembourg Center of Neuropathology
  • Personalized Drug Discovery
October 03, 2020
2020 Oct. Acta Neuropathol. Online ahead of print.
  • Golebiewska A
  • Hau AC
  • Oudin A
  • Stieber D
  • Yabo YA
  • Baus V
  • Barthelemy V
  • Klein E
  • Bougnaud S
  • Keunen O
  • Wantz M
  • Michelucci A
  • Neirinckx V
  • Muller A
  • Kaoma T
  • Nazarov PV
  • Azuaje F
  • De Falco A
  • Flies B
  • Richart L
  • Poovathingal S
  • Arns T
  • Grzyb K
  • Mock A
  • Herold-Mende C
  • Steino A
  • Brown D
  • May P
  • Miletic H
  • Malta TM
  • Noushmehr H
  • Kwon YJ
  • Jahn W
  • Klink B
  • Tanner G
  • Stead LF
  • Mittelbronn M
  • Skupin A
  • Hertel F
  • Bjerkvig R
  • Niclou SP.

Temozolomide-induced RNA interactome uncovers novel lncRNA regulatory loops in glioblastoma.

  • NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
  • Quantitative Biology Unit
  • DNA Repair and Chemoresistance
September 10, 2020
2020 Sep. Cancers.12(9).
  • Fritah S
  • Muller A
  • Jiang W
  • Mitra R
  • Sarmini M
  • Dieterle M
  • Golebiewska A
  • Ye T
  • Van Dyck E
  • Herold-Mende C
  • Zhao Z
  • Azuaje F
  • Niclou SP.
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Simone Niclou


84, rue Val Fleuri
Tel. : +352 26970-273

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84, rue Val Fleuri
L-1526 Luxembourg
Tel. : +352 26970-244