Johanna Joyce lab news

Lab News

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Our review on re-educating tumor-associated macrophages in cancer is published in Immunotherapy (open access)


Goodbye and good luck to Jean, who will be starting his own lab at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm!

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Johanna is included in the 2018 UNIL annual report (en francais)


Welcome to Simona Ziakova who joins us for her Master thesis project


Well done to Leire for receiving a fellowship from the Human Frontiers Science Program!


Congratulations to Vincent for successfully defending his master thesis on the development of in vitro systems to explore glioma-microglia interactions, under the mentorship of Joanna. We wish you the very best for your internship at Novartis!


Welcome to Angel Alvarez-Prado, who did his PhD in Almudena Ramiro’s lab at the CNIC in Madrid, investigating the role of AID-induced mutations in B cells and lymphoma.

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Agora rising: the new Agora cancer center is featured in the Global Geneva magazine.


Welcome to Leire Bejarano, who received an EMBO fellowship to fund her postdoc research on brain metastasis. Leire did her PhD in Maria Blasco’s lab at the CNIO, Madrid, where she focused on telomere targeting in glioblastoma.


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The lab returns to Au Chat Noir for our Christmas dinner- happy holidays to all!

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Johanna is awarded the 2018 Cloetta Prize

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Interview with Johanna in the UNIL magazine l’uniscope (en francais)

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Well done to Anoek and Spencer for winning the best poster prize at the annual SCCL retreat!


Congratulations to Matteo for receiving the iCARE-2 postdoc fellowship from the AIRC/ Marie Curie!


Welcome to Matteo Massara, who recently finished his PhD at the University of Milan, Italy, studying chemokine receptors and neutrophils in metastasis


Johanna is featured in the Research Highlights of Ludwig’s 2018 annual report (PDF)

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Welcome to Vincent Schnorhk who joins us for his Master thesis project


A Q&A interview with Johanna is in the current issue of Ludwig Links (PDF)

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Welcome to Jean Hausser, who joins the lab for the return phase of his SNSF fellowship, following a postdoc in Uri Alon’s lab, Weizmann Institute, Israel


Welcome to our new lab manager Mara Kornete!

Mara was previously a postdoc at the University of Basel and received her PhD from McGill University, Montreal


Our obesity Science Break- where science meets society- is now online


Our research on macrophages in cancer is featured in The Scientist

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Best of luck to Oakley for his postdoc in Emmanuelle Passegue’s lab at Columbia Medical School, New York


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Lab Christmas dinner at Au Chat Noir, Lausanne!

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Our perspective on obesity and the tumor microenvironment is published in Science


Johanna is elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences


We wish Daniela fun times ahead in her own lab at McGill University, Montreal!


Honoured to be the inaugural recipient of the Pandolfi Award for Women in Cancer Research


First hard hat visit to our new lab space under construction in the Agora building.


Lab retreat next to the vineyards in Cully! 


Welcome to new Ph.D. student Roeltje Maas who recently received her M.D. from the Radbaud University, Netherlands, and new postdoc Spencer Watson who just received his PhD from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA


Congratulations to Daniela, Oakley and all authors for our paper in Nature Cell Biology elucidating how obesity promotes breast metastasis


Johanna is elected a member of EMBO


Well done to Dongyao and all authors for our study in Oncogene showing how tumor-associated macrophages interfere with the efficacy of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in gliomas


Welcome to new graduate student Vladimir Wichnewski who joins us from the University of Freiburg, Germany where he did his MSc in Molecular Medicine, and new postdoc Klara Soukup who recently received her PhD from the University of Vienna, Austria.


Our tumour microenvironment poster can be downloaded for free from Nature Reviews Cancer


Johanna joins the editorial board of The Journal of Experimental Medicine


Well done to Oakley and all authors for our identification of a novel mechanism for macrophage-mediated chemoresistance, published in Cell Reports



Our reviews of the brain microenvironmental landscape and resistance to macrophage-targeted therapies are now online in Cancer Cell and Clinical Cancer Research


Well done to Anoek for receiving a postdoc fellowship from the Human Frontiers Science Program!

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Our recent paper on tumor-associated macrophages in brain cancers was selected as one of the 'Best of Cell Reports' for 2016


We're excited to be part of the CRUK Grand Challenge to build a 3D map of the breast tumor microenvironment through our project 'IMAXT: Imaging and Molecular Annotation of Xenografts and Tumours'


Congratulations to Davide Croci, for his acceptance into the UNIL Cancer and Immunology PhD program- and an official welcome to the lab!


Congratulations and farewell to Leila who is starting her own lab at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam. We wish you all the very best!


Welcome to Anoek Zomer, who joins our lab as a postdoc after her PhD on stem cell biology, extracellular vesicles, and intravital imaging of tumours in the van Rheenen lab, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht.


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Congratulations to Florian who was awarded the Fondation Medic prize for 2016

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Congratulations to Bobby and all authors for our publication identifying and analysing macrophage sub-populations in brain malignancies in Cell Reports

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Goodbye to Bobby who is joining Ross Levine’s lab at MSKCC for his postdoc, Bianca who will move to Jedd Wolchok’s lab at MSKCC, and Dongyao who is joining Nantomics in Maryland, USA, as a Scientist.

Good luck to you all!

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Congratulations to Dongyao and Bobby, and former graduate student Hao-Wei, for their paper on cytokine-mediated regulation of tumour-associated macrophages in Cell Reports

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Well done to all authors on our collaborative project with the Overall lab in Vancouver, identifying cathepsin protease substrates in cancer, which was published in Cell Reports


Welcome to Joanna Kowal, who joins our lab as a postdoc after completing her PhD on exosome biology in the Théry lab, Institut Curie, Paris.

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Congratulations to Daniela and all authors for our publication identifying tumour microenvironment-mediated resistance to macrophage-targeted therapies in Science


Congratulations to Bobby and Oakley on their graduation from the Gerstner Sloan Kettering graduate school at MSKCC.

We’re so proud of you both!

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Congratulations to Leila, former graduate student Leny, and all authors for our genetic analysis of cathepsin family members in cancer published in Genes & Development

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The Joyce lab moves to UNIL/ LICR!

Welcome to our first new lab member- Lucie!