Cologne Cancer Club, October 2nd 2019

The role of the extracellular matrix architecture in melanoma proliferation and invasion

Nikolas Haass is a Professor at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute/Translational Research Institute, Honorary Associate Professor at The University of Sydney and Adjunct Associate faculty member at the Centenary Institute. After obtaining his PhD at the German Cancer Research Center/ Heidelberg University, he trained as a dermatologist with a focus on cutaneous oncology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.
He then spent five years at the Wistar Institute (University of Pennsylvania) in Philadelphia, as a post-doctoral fellow funded by the German Research Foundation. As a Cameron Melanoma Research Fellow from October 2007 to February 2013, he headed the group, ‘Experimental Melanoma Therapy’ at the Centenary Institute.
In March 2013 he commenced his current position at UQDI. Using cutting-edge technology, such as real-time imaging of melanoma cells in 3D culture and in vivo, he and his team investigate the biology of tumour heterogeneity and the role of differential subpopulations of melanoma cells in melanomagenesis with the goal to develop novel therapeutic approaches by simultaneously targeting these differential subpopulations.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nikolas Haass

Venue: LFI, Lecture hall 5, ground floor, Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Köln

Time: 2 pm