Our Mission

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OUR GOAL IS TO UNDERSTAND KEY MOLECULAR MECHANISMS RELATED TO CANCER BIOLOGY, IN ORDER TO ADVANCE CANCER THERAPIES
  1. Rule number one: we actively work to build a friendly work-environment, which feeds high quality research.

    We believe that being nice while working hard, is the key of success. We work as a team and not as a conglomerate of individual heroes or geniuses.

  2. Fueling both our creativity AND our systematic, slow, deep and patient scientific growth.

    To reach our research goals we need both creative and systematic approaches. These two aspects have to be carefully balanced, but we really need both! And they don't come by default, we need active exercise to have them up and running.

  3. Developing new methods in molecular biology and biochemistry.

    Are we a tech-driven lab, a data-driven lab, a hypothesis driven lab a biology-driven lab? We leave definitions to others, but we recognize that, for a vast and young discipline as Biology, the ability to produce informative data is crucial.

  4. Being open to unconventional approaches and always looking for new questions, while always trying to be realistic.

    Unconventional approaches are risky but when they work, they lead to new discoveries. We are not idealists, we want to design unconventional approaches in a realistic way, so that we can actually explore them.

  5. Favoring facts over words and impact over intent.

    Related to point 4, we need to be realistic. Our lab is not a place where we just "inflate" our knowledge. We do actually care about the final output and its impact in biomedicine. We want to give a concrete contribution to cancer therapy.

  6. Encouraging academia-industry interactions.

    A research lab can't easily go from basic research to practical applications by itself. From a discovery to a practical application the way is very long. For this reason, we need the help of industry to actually transform concepts into applications.