To confirm and validate our hypothesis I performed a secondment within the ITN RADIATE in the Laboratory for Applied Radiobiology of Prof. Dr. Martin Pruschy at the University Hospital in Zürich. In the two weeks, between 1st and 14th September 2018, I had a great opportunity to work in Prof. Pruschy’s lab. There, my experiments concentrated on secretome analysis, with an emphasis on ADAM17 network as a crucial mediator of resistance to IR, as well as studying the impact of erufosine on the PLGF-signaling. Productive and creative work was accomplished, thanks to collaboration with my colleague from the ITN RADIATE, Tamara Kazimova.
Overall, these two weeks secondment brought for me a unique opportunity to visit and work in another laboratory and to extend my knowledge as well practical skills. Moreover, it was an exceptional time for meeting and networking with other researchers from another, top-academic environment which exists in Zurich. The secondment in the RADIATE network also provides a strong and unique multidisciplinary and collaborative environment, significantly supporting our common efforts to find novel approaches in cancer research and further develop our understanding of the radiation biology.