Very excited about this news. The first PLK4 inhibitor is entering Phase 1 clinical trial. We showed that chemical inhibition of PLK4 is synthetic lethal with chromosomal amplification of TRIM37 across cancers. We focused our studies on neuroblastoma and breast cancer.
We had the opportunity to visit our neighbors at Acadmia Sinica and National Taiwan University in Taipei. A lot of interesting and inspiring cell biology is happening there! Looking forward to our next visit. Thanks Jen-Hsuan for having us!
We were really happy to have excellent scientists from RIKEN visiting OIST in the last two days.
Awesome poster about the regulation of microtubule nucleation at centrosomes.
Congratulations to Midori!
Our internship student Anna has been accepted into the OIST doctoral program. We are very proud of you. Well done!
A group of medical students from Keio University visited OIST for a week. It was a great pleasure to have Kotone in our lab for several days. We performed live imaging experiments together to visualize the complex rearrangement of microtubules, centrosomes and DNA during cell division.
Esther, Kotone and Belal
Zoran finished his internship in our lab and we are sad to see him leave.
Zoran and Belal were an excellent team.
We wish you all the best for your next adventure in Zurich.
We had a great time with our colleagues from the Osaka University at the "Advancing biotechnology through multidisciplinary approaches" Symposium. Let's do it again!
We recently received the first external grant. This is a very important moment for us and we are very grateful to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for their support.
We had a delicious lunch at Makan Makan and took the opportunity to welcome our new colleague Carmen.
We did our first cloning! Thanks to Midori and Orie for making it possible. We are ready to go!
A warm welcome to our new lab members Orie Arakawa, Md Hazrat Belal and Esther Ng (right to left). And on the left is our colleague Midori Ohta.
We are very happy that we can finally move into our laboratory. Visit us in Lab 1 Level C Room 04c.