Jeannette is performing a job placement at the University of Cambridge allowed by her PhD grant from Xunta de Galicia.
She is working with the Dr Ingo Ringshausen research group, belonging to the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and to the CRUK Cambridge Centre (Cancer Research UK Major Centre). This group work with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma researching about the interaction between malignant B cells and cells of the microenvironment to understand signalling pathways involved in the microenvironment-mediated drug resistance, disease relapse and clonal evolution.
They use patient tumour cells, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), in vitro and mouse models and a long list of molecular biology techniques, such as the genome editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. Jeannette is going to use this strategy to detect those crucial proteins related with CLL survival.
Thus, it will be an excellent chance for Jeannette that will help her to progress a lot in her thesis project.