• Patient-derived organoids and orthotopic xenografts of primary and recurrent gliomas represent relevant patient avatars for precision oncology 

      Golebiewska, Anna; Hau, Ann-Christin; Oudin, Anaïs; Stieber, Daniel; Yabo, Yahaya A.; Baus, Virginie; Barthelemy, Vanessa; Klein, Eliane; Bougnaud, Sébastien; Keunen, Olivier; Wantz, May; Michelucci, Alessandro; Neirinckx, Virginie; Muller, Arnaud; Kaoma, Tony; Nazarov, Petr V.; Azuaje, Francisco; De Falco, Alfonso; Flies, Ben; Richart, Lorraine; Poovathingal, Suresh K; Arns, Thais; Grzyb, Kamil; Mock, Andreas; Herold-Mende, Christel; Steino, Anne; Brown, Dennis; May, Patrick; Miletic, Hrvoje; Malta, Tathiane M.; Noushmehr, Houtan; Kwon, Yong-Jun; Jahn, Winnie; Klink, Barbara; Tanner, Georgette; Stead, Lucy F.; Mittelbronn, Michel; Skupin, Alexander; Hertel, Frank; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Patient-based cancer models are essential tools for studying tumor biology and for the assessment of drug responses in a translational context. We report the establishment a large cohort of unique organoids and patient-derived ...
    • Protocol for derivation of organoids and patient-derived orthotopic xenografts from glioma patient tumors 

      Oudin, Anaïs; Baus, Virginie; Barthelemy, Vanessa; Fabian, Carina; Klein, Eliane; Dieterle, Monika; Wantz, May; Hau, Ann-Christin; Dording, Claire; Bernard, Amandine; Michelucci, Alessandro; Yabo, Yahaya A.; Kanli, Georgia; Keunen, Olivier; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Golebiewska, Anna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Tumor organoids and patient-derived orthotopic xenografts (PDOXs) are some of the most valuable pre-clinical tools in cancer research. In this protocol, we describe efficient derivation of organoids and PDOX models from ...
    • Revealing and Harnessing Tumour-Associated Microglia/Macrophage Heterogeneity in Glioblastoma 

      Pires-Afonso, Yolanda; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Michelucci, Alessandro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Cancer heterogeneity and progression are subject to complex interactions between neoplastic cells and their microenvironment, including the immune system. Although glioblastomas (GBMs) are classified as ‘cold tumours’ with ...
    • Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms underlying astrocyte identity 

      Pavlou, Maria Angeliki S.; Grandbarbe, Luc; Buckley, Noel J.; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Michelucci, Alessandro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03)
      Astrocytes play a significant role in coordinating neural development and provide critical support for the function of the CNS. They possess important adaptation capacities that range from their transition towards reactive ...