Bone Cancer Mechanobiology

Dr. Verbruggen was recently awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Research Fellowship to continue expanding his research in the field of mechanobiology. In January 2018 he joined Prof. Chris Jacobs’ research group at Columbia University, to learn more about how cancer metastasises and spreads to bone. This process is very poorly understood, with tumour cells appearing to hijack normal bone cell behaviour. Stefaan will explore why this occurs, continuing this research in Prof. Martin Knight’s lab at Queen Mary University of London in 2019.