Ting Chen, PhD, is a research fellow from the Cancer Institute Zhejiang University and will stay in the Fodde lab for approximately one year as a visiting scholar.
To date, her research interest has mainly been focused on the oncogenetic role of the human endogenous retrovirus type K (HERV-K) family in human leukemia as well as the colorectal cancer-derived small extracellular vesicles (exosomes) in liver metastasis.
Ting will be supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation Research. Moreover she has gained the Zhengshu Elite Scholarship, under Prof. Shu Zheng’s supervision.
In Rotterdam, she will work at the role played by exosomes in ovarian and colon cancer metastasis.
Ulrike Heger worked in our laboratory from November 2010 to February 2012 as a visiting post-doctoral research associate.
She is currently working as a surgeon at the Dept. of General and Transplantation Surgery of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Her research focuses on subgroups of cancer initiating cells as well as neoadjuvant treatment in gastrointestinal carcinomas.
Specific interests include clinical studies in upper GI cancer as well as the identification of markers predictive of response to neoadjuvant therapy and relapse.