Organizing committee

Prof. dr. Manon van Engeland
Dept. of Pathology
GROW-School for Oncology and Developmental Biology

Manon van Engeland studied Biological Health Sciences at Maastricht University, graduated in 1995 and obtained a PhD in Cell Biology 1999 at Maastricht University. In 2000, she moved to the USA to perform a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. James G. Herman and Stephen B. Baylin at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, USA). During this fellowship she developed a strong interest in translational cancer epigenetics, particularly in the identification of promoter CpG island hypermethylated tumor suppressor genes. Upon her return to Maastricht University in 2001, she started her research line on translational cancer epigenetics and founded the Cancer Pathology Laboratory at the dept. of Pathology at Maastricht University Medical Center, which she is currently heading. She was appointed Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in 2003 and 2007 resp. Since 2009, she is division leader Oncology at GROW-the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology at Maastricht University Medical Center. In March 2011 she was appointed as extraordinary professor pathobiology of cancer, specifically the role of epigenetics. Prof. van Engeland’s laboratory is focussing on translational cancer epigenetics aiming to identify promoter methylation markers for early detection and prediction of prognosis and response to therapy in colorectal-, breast-, kidney and skin cancer.

Scientific committee

• Veerle Melotte: Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
• Leander van Neste: Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands