Dr Theo Mantamadiotis presents at the Günther Schütz Symposium in Germany

On my first international trip for some time, I presented our research on understanding how the tumour microenvironment regulates brain cancer growth and resistance to therapy. Our work was presented at the Günther Schütz Symposium, at the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre) in beautiful Heidelberg, Germany.

The symposium is named after Günther Schütz, one of the most famous cell and molecular biologists, whose research led to discoveries in the understanding of how steroid receptors function and how gene expression is regulated. His laboratory also pioneered genetic engineering technologies which are still used to generate mouse models of human disease. The symposium featured an incredible range of topics in basic biology and medical research; topics covering brain cancer, neuroscience, behaviour, psychiatry, inflammation, epigenetics, engineered organoids, mouse models of disease, and discussion about interactions between academia and industry.