Bioengineered Human Models: A Novel Platform for Cancer Research

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1. Please provide a short summary of your research, project or technology.

Nowadays, despite successful pre-clinical testing in animal models, 80 to 90% of novel drugs still fail in the clinic. Cancer in particular is a complex disease with strong interactions with its microenvironment. Hence, it is critical to replicate and study the human microenvironment, in order to find effective cures. In my early career research work, I am addressing this issue by using bioengineering to develop advanced human 3D models. I focus on prostate cancer disseminated to the bones, an incurable stage of the disease. By using a ‘humanised’ platform, we are able to assess more accurately the effects of current and novel therapies. We are further using our platform with prostate tumour tissues from patients directly, in order to study the predisposition of specific patients to relapse with advanced disease at a later stage. Our pre-clinical setting is unique to Australia, providing unprecedented opportunities for personalised medicine for Queensland men.


Makrina Totsika
20 days ago

Nice work Nathalie!

Carol Richter
19 days ago

Great idea

Anne Julie Sprenger
17 days ago

Super boulot et bon courage!

Jebunnesa Chowdhury
17 days ago

Nice work!

Myriam Stammler
17 days ago

bravo !

Florence Maigrat
17 days ago

Bravo Nathalie 👍

Azzurra Mussoni
17 days ago


Alma Yzeiraj
17 days ago

Bravissima Nathalie 👍

Chiara Pernechele
17 days ago


Enza Rufino
17 days ago

Forza Nathalie!

Lisa Brown
17 days ago

Wonderful cause! x

Arutha Kulasinghe
16 days ago

All the best

Cathy Dauer
16 days ago

bonne continuation

Chandan Mangar
16 days ago

Great work Nathalie!

Sylviane Koch
16 days ago


Maud Jaw
16 days ago

Gogogo girl 💪🏼😘

Pascale Bock
16 days ago

Bravo ma fille pour tes recherches

Bernadette Klein
16 days ago

bravo! j'espère que tes recherches vont aboutir à la guérison de nombreux malades !

Davina Nicolas
16 days ago

Bravo pour tes recherches! C’est un travail long fastidieux et incertain, et je te souhaite toute la réussite possible...

Andrew Veivers
15 days ago

Voted! Looking forward to hearing of your future successes!!

Patrick Thomas
15 days ago

Amazing as always *claps*

Mandy Chandler
15 days ago

Very interesting video - showing casing very well the great work you do.

Marianna Volpert
15 days ago

Great work Nathalie! Good luck!

Simone Pope
15 days ago

Voted. Good luck Nathalie, great work that you are doing!

Emy Othman
15 days ago

Best of luck Nathalie!

Diego Vicent
15 days ago

Hecho!, mucha suerte!

Miho H-Lint
15 days ago

Buena suerte Guapa!!

Marion Carrié
15 days ago

A voté ! Bonne chance !

William Laguerre
15 days ago

Great job Nathalie. Keep it up!!

andrea jou
15 days ago

Incredible job, keep it going

Claire Michel Taina
15 days ago

Félicitations pour ton travail de recherche. C'est sympa de suivre les évolutions de chacun 10 ans après notre diplôme!
bonne chance pour le prix

Jérémy Trinel
15 days ago

Très beau projet. bon courage pour la suite

15 days ago

A voté !!! Tiens nous au courant des résultats !

Sri Srinivasan
14 days ago

Voted, good luck Nathalie

Melinda Fay
14 days ago

Great work Nathalie. Good luck!

Ben Fulcher
14 days ago

Great video -- good luck!

Nataly Stylianou
14 days ago


maria campori
14 days ago

Brava Nathalie

Olivier Szwedek
14 days ago

Très beau projet ambitieux! Good luck !!!

Emilie Hentges
14 days ago

Très beau projet professionnel ! Bravo ! Congratulations!

indiraprasadam indiraprasadam
14 days ago

Good luck Natalie 👍🏽

Noemi Brao
14 days ago

Very interesting research. Good luck!

Sylvette Gaillard
14 days ago

Bravo Nathalie ! Tous mes encouragements pour la suite.

Ali Ju
13 days ago

Good luck Nathalie!

Vizcaino Eva
13 days ago

Good luck!

Emily Lynam
13 days ago

Good luck!!

Christian DUCLOU
13 days ago

Super Nathalie,
Bravo pour tout et Bonne chance pour la suite !!!

Juan Pablo Torres
12 days ago

Olé Nathalie! a por todo!

Carlo Cibin
12 days ago

Hello Nathalie,
que la force soit avec toi, je suis fier de toi et je suis sûr que tu gagneras.

Nathalie Bock
11 days ago

Thank you so much everyone for your votes and words of encouragement! I can’t believe how much support I have received! Thank you, Merci, Grazie! :)

Limei Begirad
10 days ago

Bravo Nath!! Bonne chance

Linda Heitzmann
9 days ago

Go Nathalie!!!! You're amazing! xx

Jaeyun Sung
9 days ago

Good luck, Nat. You rock!

Catherine Cavanagh
9 days ago

Great work Nathalie!! Good luck :)

Martina Gamberini
8 days ago

Un beso, guapa!

Livio Profiri
8 days ago

In bocca al lupo!!!

Marie-Claire Begrich
4 days ago

Awesome job 👍🏻


Dr Bock did her PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Queensland University of Technology. Upon graduation in 2014, she joined the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Center-QLD,...

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