Dr George Vassiliou awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

Many congratulations to programme member Dr George Vassiliou who has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. The ERC award (of €2 million) will fund a project to study how mutations in genes involved in RNA splicing can start a process that leads to the development of lethal blood cancers such as the myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukaemia. At present we do not understand how these mutated genes drive abnormal growth of cells and why they particularly do so in old, but not in young people. Working this out will help us device new ways to treat and potentially also to prevent the development of these cancers.

11 Feb 2020