The Pediatric Molecular Neuro-Oncology Research (PeMNOR) group is a small but dynamic basic and translational cancer research group at the University Children’s Hospital Zürich. We are associated with the Children's Research Center and affiliated with the University of Zürich. We closely collaborate with groups at the University of Zürich, the ETH Zürich and with international collaboration partners. The lab is associated with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zürich.
Our research activities are positioned between molecular cancer cell biology and therapy development, and we focus on molecular target discovery and functional validation of anti-cancer targeting strategies. We are specifically interested in the molecular mechanisms that drive tissue invasion and growth in pediatric brain tumors, and to learn how tumor cells interact with their neuronal microenvironment.