Jenny Vermeer, Postdoctoral Researcher
My research focuses on the mechanism of myeloid cell recruitment and their effect on growing primary colorectal tumours and liver metastases.
Myeloid cells of the innate immune system such as neutrophils and macrophages were previously shown to be recruited to liver metastases, and stimulated liver metastasis progression in several animal models. My research focuses on the mechanism of myeloid cell recruitment and their effect on growing primary colorectal tumours and liver metastases. Results from my research will give more insight into the mechanisms of tumour metastasis and might provide future treatment targets for fatal metastasising cancers.
Besides my research, I like organising Career Chats and other activities as a member of the Oncology Postdoc Network committee.
Before I started my postdoc in 2014, I was a PhD student at the Department of Oral Cell Biology at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, studying the effect of bisphosphonates (drugs against bone degradation) on bone-site-specific osteoclasts and other bone cells.