About EANO Youngsters

The EANO Youngsters Initiative

The recently started EANO Youngsters Initiative aims to provide a platform for networking, interaction and collaboration between young scientists with a special interest in Neuro-Oncology. Therefore, the EANO Youngsters committee was formed to organize activities specially focusing on young scientists within the EANO. Here, the EANO Youngsters aim to represent the diversity of EANO with a lot of different specialties involved in Neuro-Oncology as well as to represent the different scientific interest from a clinical as well as a translational and basic science viewpoint. In the following we want to introduce the initiative, ourselves as well as to provide a broad overview on the planned activities.
The EANO Youngsters SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)/Articles can be found here

The EANO Youngsters committee says “Hello”

The EANO Youngsters committee is in charge to organize the activities of the newly formed EANO Youngsters Initiative. We are all young scientists from different fields of interest and different European countries.

Chair EANO Youngsters Committee

Anna Berghoff

Anna Berghoff is in medical oncology training at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. She finished the PhD program “Clinical Neuroscience” in 2014 with the main focus on clinical and pathological prognostic factors in brain metastases

Anna Berghoff
Co-chair EANO Youngsters Committee

Marjolein Geurts

Marjolein Geurts, MD PhD, is a neurologist in the Brain Tumor Center at Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research focus is on onco-immunology and clinical trials in neuro-oncology.

Marjolein Geurts
EANO Youngsters Committee

Simona Gaito

Simona Gaito, MD, is a radiation oncologist who trained in Modena, Italy. She is currently a clinical fellow and PhD student at the Christie Hospital / University of Manchester , United Kingdom. Her research work focuses on optimising the use of Proton Beam Therapy, an advanced radiotherapy technique,  in patients with brain tumours.

Simona Gaito
EANO Youngsters Committee

Barbara Kiesel

Barbara Kiesel is a neurosurgeon at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Her research focus is analysis of disease progression and treatment-induced alterations in glioma.

Barbara Kiesel
EANO Youngsters Committee

Alessia Pellerino

Alessia Pellerino completed her Neurology residency in 2016 and joined a PhD position in Neuroscience at the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Turin afterwards. She has a particular interest in clinical trials design in Neuro-Oncology with a focus on new therapeutic drugs.

Alessia Pellerino
EANO Youngsters Committee

George Petrescu

George Petrescu is currently a neurosurgery resident at “Bagdasar-Arseni” Clinical Emergency Hospital and PhD student at “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. He is interested in finding new therapeutic targets for gliomas and improving the quality of life for the neuro-oncological patients following surgical resection.

George Petrescu
EANO Youngsters Committee

Aleksandar Stanimirović

Aleksandar Stanimirović, MD is curently a neurosurgery resident at the Clinical center of Serbia,  in the epartment of neurooncology. His main focus is on surgical aproaches to midline and skull base tumors as well as minimaly invasive neurosurgery and quality of life in neurooncology patients with special interest in glioma patients.

Aleksandar Stanimirović
EANO Youngsters Committee

Iris Verploegh

Iris Verploegh is a MD-PhD candidate at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her PhD, which is a joined program of the departments of Cell Biology and Neurosurgery, focusses on pathophysiology and treatment potential of developmental pathways in glioblastoma. 

Iris Verploegh
EANO Youngsters Committee

Hiba Wanis

 

Hiba Wanis is a doctoral researcher in brain tumour epidemiology at King’s College London, UK.  Her research, which is in collaboration with Public Health England and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explores the national trends in incidence, treatment and survival of primary brain tumours, as well as patterns of molecular biomarkers and their prognosis.

Hiba Wanis
EANO Youngsters Committee

Jan-Michael Werner

Jan-Michael Werner, MD, is currently a neurology resident at the University Hospital Cologne, Germany, and research fellow within the Cologne Clinician Scientist Program, supported by the German Research Council (DFG). His research work focuses on multimodal imaging including amino acid PET and advanced MRI as well as immunotherapy in patients with brain tumors.

Jan-Michael Werner
Mentor EANO Youngsters Committee

Asgeir Jakola

Asgeir Jakola is a neurosurgeon and assoc. professor at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. His main clinical and certainly also research interest is quality of life in glioma patients after neurosurgical resection.

Asgeir Jakola

Together we aim to address the issues of young Neuro-Oncology scientists within the EANO and provide a platform for interaction as well as organize dedicated activates. Any ideas for new activities? Do not hesitate to contact us via the Facebook group or email: youngsters@eano.eu