Purpose

Under the direction of Erwin Van Meir, PhD, the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology aims at understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the genesis of human brain tumors. This includes: LMN Purpose

  • Identifying genes whose alteration by mutation contributes to the initiation of the transformation process, or induces malignant progression over time
  • Understanding how these gene alterations trigger the differences between the biological properties of brain tumor cells and normal brain cells at the molecular level
  • Design new therapeutic approaches targeting these transformation pathways