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Martin Thomsen


Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

During his Jens Christian Skou Fellowship, Martin Thomsen worked on the project 'In vivo cancer models based on CRISPR/Cas9'

Project at AIAS

The focus of my research is tumor biology and the molecular mechanism in tumor progression. In my group we have established in vivo tumor models in mice and mini pigs, with the use of CRIPRS technology. Hereby, disease models can be generated rapidly with genetic alterations. The model can target different organs and multiple candidate genes simultaneously and therefore specific biological questions can be addressed in an in vivo setting. Currently, two projects are ongoing in these models, one focusing on lung cancer and one related to metastatic prostate cancer.

Project title:

In vivo cancer models based on CRISPR/Cas9

Area of research:

Medical Sciences

Fellowship period:

1 Feb 2019 – 31 Jan 2020

Fellowship type:

Jens Christian Skou fellow

This fellowship has received funding from The Aarhus University Research Foundation.

Photo: Whole prostate