Research interest focuses on the molecular and cellular dissection of tumour-microenvironment interactions in brain tumours as well as on unravelling the molecular-genetic factors that drive oncogenesis, particularly in glial brain tumours. The methods used for these research topics include both morphological tissue analysis (e.g. histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, computerised image analysis, tissue micro array) and molecular methods (e.g. conventional CGH, high throughput genomic and expression array analysis, proteomics). The studies are performed on patient material, and in animal models and in vitro models.
Pieter Wesseling is neuropathologist with special expertise in brain tumours. He is Associate Professor in Neuropathology, chairman of the Dutch Society of Neuropathology, co-organiser of the brain tumor course of the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies, and co-organiser of the Brain Tumor Pathology Panel of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer.
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