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

Altered metabolic landscape in IDH-mutant gliomas affects phospholipid, energy, and oxidative stress pathways.

  • NORLUX-Glioma Biology
  • In vivo imaging facility
  • Bioinformatics and Modelling
December 01, 2017
2017 Dec. EMBO Mol Med.9(12):1681-1695.
  • Fack F
  • Tardito S
  • Hochart G
  • Oudin A
  • Zheng L
  • Fritah S
  • Golebiewska A
  • Nazarov PV
  • Bernard A
  • Hau AC
  • Keunen O
  • Leenders W
  • Lund-Johansen M
  • Stauber J
  • Gottlieb E
  • Bjerkvig R
  • Niclou SP.

Regulation of hypoxia-induced autophagy in glioblastoma involves ATG9A.

  • NORLUX-Glioma Biology
  • Animal Facility
  • Bioinformatics and Modelling
  • Genomics Center
  • Tumor Microenvironment
September 05, 2017
2017 Sep. Br J Cancer.117(6):813-825. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
  • Abdul Rahim SA
  • Dirkse A
  • Oudin A
  • Schuster A
  • Bohler J
  • Barthelemy V
  • Muller A
  • Vallar L
  • Janji B
  • Golebiewska A
  • Niclou SP.
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Simone Niclou


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