Dr Renate Schwab
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Dr Renate Schwab is a junior post-doc in the Molecular Oncology research group headed by Professor Elizabeth Vincan. Renate has extensive research expertise with mouse and human models of colon cancer, with a focus on Wnt signalling, a molecular pathway that is critical for stem cell function. Renate completed her PhD in the Vincan group, studying the function of a Wnt receptor, Frizzled7, at the initiation of colon cancer and during tumour morphogenesis. Renate developed novel ex-vivo 3D tumour organoid technologies to dissect the transition from stem cell to cancer stem cell.