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PhD Conference on Brain Cancer Diagnostic Study

30 September - 01 October, 2019

This 2-day PhD conference is organized by the AiPBAND Fellows to present their up-to-date outcomes to the public. Outside relevant speakers are invited to give more insight into biomarkers, biosensing, databases and clinical trials.


  • Research outcomes of AiPBAND fellows

  • Biosensing

  • Brain cancer biomarkers 

  • Databases for biomarkers

  • Clinical trials related to brain cancer

Invited speakers


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll

Managing Director, AIT Austrian Insitute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Biosensing - optical or electronical? 


Dr. Leonard Wee

Clinical data scientist, MAASTRO Clinics, Maastricht

Sharing knowledge without sharing patient data – “Personal Health Train” for clinical images at large scale


Prof. Dr. Dominique Figarella-Branger

Neuropathology Department, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille

Molecular pathology of human gliomas


Prof. Sebastian Brandner

Professor of Neuropathology, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London

Understanding the evolution of animal models of brain tumours: from history to current technologies

Summer School on Research Methods


02 October - 04 October, 2019

This 3-day event provides hands-on trainings in interdisciplinary research methods and transferable skills for all AiPBAND fellows and other attendees. The training includes courses/tutorials on general research methods such as literature reviewing, experimental design, basic clinical research training, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, data collection and statistical/numerical data analysis and interpretation. Other general R&D methodologies such as innovative thinking are also included.


  • Scientific writing

  • Methodology in clinical research

  • Statistics in clinical trials

  • Data Management

  • GCP

Invited speakers


Prof. Dr. Janne Lehtiö

Professor at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm & Scientific Director of SciLifeLab​, Stockholm

Experiment design from the point of writing a solid scientific paper


Dr. Maria Bellantone

Publishing Director Physical Sciences at F1000

Open Science, beyond Open Access - How to accelerate research communication & foster responsible research practises


Prof. Sebastian Brandner

Professor of Neuropathology, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London

Interactive histology session: fundamentals of tumour histopathology & applied tumour diagnostics with tissue biomarkers

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Rosella de Paola

Quality Assurance at MTA Medical Trials Analysis Italy Srl

GCP + Practical Exercises


Simonetta Piva

Professor at the Master "School of clinical and epidemiological research", University of Ferrara & Statistician at MTA Medical Trials Analysis Italy Srl 

Statistics in clinical trials


Prof. Dr. Roberto Ferrari

Professor of Cardiology at University of Ferrara & Director of Cardiology at S.Anna University Hospital of Ferrara

Methodology in clinical research


Massimo Beccaria

Alfa Technology International

Data Management I 


Andrea Tintori

Data Manager at MTA Medical Trials Analysis Italy Srl

Data Management II

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