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Curriculum Vitae

Sophia Bruggeman (The Netherlands, 1979) studied Biology at the University of Nijmegen. As PhD student, she worked at the Netherlands Cancer Institute on the role of Polycomb group genes in brain development and cancer (2008, cum laude). She next moved to King's College London to work on the development of the chick and zebrafish forebrain on a KWF postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship was completed at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA/University Medical Center Groningen).

After awardance of a Rosalind Franklin fellowship (tenure track position) and a KWF Cancer Research career award, Sophia started her own research group at the department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology/Pediatrics, UMCG (2014). In 2019, Sophia's research group moved to ERIBA, UMCG. Her research aims at understaning how normal neurodevelopmental processes influence pediatric brain cancer initiation and progression.


Heat Shock Factor 1 (HSF1-pSer326) Predicts Response to Bortezomib-Containing Chemotherapy in Pediatric AML: A COG Study

Loss of H3K27 Methylation Identifies Poor Outcome in Adult-Onset Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The developmental stage of the medulloblastoma cell-of-origin is maintained in cancer and restricts hedgehog pathway usage and drug sensitivity


Identification of Two Protein-Signaling States Delineating Transcriptionally Heterogeneous Human Medulloblastoma

RPPA-Profiling Identifies Patients with Low Phosphorylation Levels of HSF1 at Serine 326 As Potential Candidate for Bortezomib Treatment in Addition to Standard Therapy in Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Revisiting the chromosome separation checkpoint

In Vivo RNAi Screen for BMI1 Targets Identifies TGF-beta/BMP-ER Stress Pathways as Key Regulators of Neural- and Malignant Glioma-Stem Cell Homeostasis

Polycomb Cbx family members mediate the balance between haematopoietic stem cell self-renewal and differentiation

Molecular Maps of the Reorganization of Genome-Nuclear Lamina Interactions during Differentiation

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