Our research is focused on malignant brain tumours and aims to improve therapeutic options for these uncurable cancers. Patient tumors and patient derived xenograft models (PDX), which enable to translate novel treatment approaches into personalised medicine, are central to our work.

Our specific expertise and interests lie in tumour angiogenesis and invasion, tumour metabolism, and tumour cell heterogeneity and adaptability. Our research group is closely linked to the K.G. Jebsen Brain Tumour Research Center (University of Bergen, Norway), with joint research projects on glioma angiogenesis, metabolism and in vivo imaging, and has an extensive network of national and international collaborators.

Research projects

  • ADAPT: Adaptive capacities of glioblastoma: is there a role for cancer stem cells?
  • METABO: Aberrant tumour metabolism in gliomas.
  • INVGBM: Targeting glioma cell invasion.
  • CREG: Chemoresistance related RNAs in glioblastoma.
  • ANIMIX: Establishment of a national in vivo imaging platform.

Featured Publications

Dual PD1/LAG3 immune checkpoint blockade limits tumor development in a murine model of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

  • Tumor Stroma Interactions
  • National Cytometry Platform
  • Tumor Microenvironment
  • NORLUX-Glioma Biology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
February 13, 2018
2018 Feb. Blood. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Wierz M
  • Pierson S
  • Guyonnet L
  • Viry E
  • Lequeux A
  • Oudin A
  • Niclou SP
  • Ollert M
  • Berchem G
  • Janji B
  • Guerin C
  • Paggetti J
  • Moussay E.

Glioma through the looking GLASS: Molecular evolution of diffuse gliomas and the glioma longitudinal AnalySiS Consortium.

  • NORLUX-Glioma Biology
February 08, 2018
2018 Feb. Neuro Oncol. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Aldape K
  • Amin SB
  • Ashley DM
  • Barnholtz-Sloan JS
  • Bates AJ
  • Beroukhim R
  • Bock C
  • Brat DJ
  • Claus EB
  • Costello JF
  • de Groot JF
  • Finocchiaro G
  • French PJ
  • Gan HK
  • Griffith B
  • Herold-Mende CC
  • Horbinski C
  • Iavarone A
  • Kalkanis SN
  • Karabatsou K
  • Kim H
  • Kouwenhoven MCM
  • McDonald KL
  • Miletic H
  • Nam DH
  • Ng HK
  • Niclou SP
  • Noushmehr H
  • Ormond R
  • Poisson LM
  • Reifenberger G
  • Roncaroli F
  • Sa JK
  • Sillevis Smitt PAE
  • Smits M
  • Souza CF
  • Tabatabai G
  • Van Meir EG
  • Verhaak RGW
  • Watts C
  • Wesseling P
  • Woehrer A
  • Yung WKA
  • Jungk C
  • Hau AC
  • van Dyck E
  • Westerman BA
  • Yin J
  • Abiola O
  • Zeps N
  • Grimmond S
  • Buckland M
  • Khasraw M
  • Sulman EP
  • Muscat AM
  • Stead L
  • Glass Consortium.
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Simone Niclou


84, rue Val Fleuri
L-1526 Luxembourg
Tel. : +352 26970-273