Hi-TIDe : Tumor microenvironment and biomarker discovery laboratory

| Research interest | Research group projects | Selected publications

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Denarda DANGAJ
Group leader 
Human integrated tumor immunology discovery engine (Hi-TIDe)

Department of oncology UNIL CHUV
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Lausanne

Phone +41 21 314 01 96
Email denarda.dangaj@chuv.ch

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Research interest

Our main research interest is to gain a deep understanding of the tumor-intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that promote or dampen anti-tumor T cell immunity.

Research group projects

  • Understand deeply the molecular states of TILs (Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes) and the tumor microenvironment at stages of tumor escape or tumor rejection.
  • Describe fundamental molecular mechanisms of tumor and tumor microenvironment (TME)-induced TIL dysfunction through scRNA sequencing, ATACseq and systems immunology approaches
  • Characterize tumor and stroma-driven exclusion mechanisms of TILs
  • Development of autologous 3D TME and systems immunology models as surrogate systems to evaluate TIL-ACT reactivity ex vivo 
  • How genomic alterations (ie homologous recombination repair deficiency, HRD) and tumor heterogeneity regulate TIL inflammation status of tumors

Selected publications

Group members

  • David BARRAS
  • Bovannak Stewen CHAP
  • Isaac CRESPO
  • Mathieu DESBUISSON
    Laboratory Technician
  • Noémie FAHR
  • Eleonora GHISONI
    Research Associate
  • Alizée J. GRIMM
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Doga GULHAN
    Visiting scientist
  • Aspram MINASYAN
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Matteo MOROTTI
    Gynecology Oncology Postdoctoral Researcher
    Clinical Fellow
Ch. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1066 Epalinges
Tel. +41 21 692 59 92
Fax +41 21 692 59 95
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