Center for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo
My lab focuses on precision medicine for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer; in particular children with brain tumours. We combine approaches from population genomics, cancer genomics, and systems genetics to understand the genetic basis of cancer, the somatic evolution of cancer cells, and the mechanisms that drive genome and proteome instability in cancer. We further aim to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic recommendations for brain cancer patients based on the development of novel computational approaches that integrate multiple layers of molecular information.
Landscape of Germline Histone Mutations in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients
Research is needed to better understand the underlying cause of diffuse midline gliomas (DMGs). Using data provided by the Children’s Brain Tumor Atlas, researchers on this project will investigate mutations affecting histones in DMGs.
Genetic Architecture of Molecular Phenotypes in Pediatric Brain Cancers
The identification of germline protein expression in brain cancer cells is pivotal in guiding the development of new treatments.s. Using the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas, researchers seek to create an important resource on the details of protein expression across many individual brain cancer types.
All Brain Tumor Types
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
A presumptive diagnosis of DIPG based on classic imaging features, in the absence of a histologic diagnosis, has been routinely employed. Increasingly however, histologic confirmation is obtained for both entry into research studies and molecular characterization of the tumor. New approaches with