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
11 months ago

Nice work Nathalie!

Carol Richter
11 months ago

Great idea

Anne Julie Sprenger
11 months ago

Super boulot et bon courage!

Jebunnesa Chowdhury
11 months ago

Nice work!

Myriam Stammler
11 months ago

bravo !

Florence Maigrat
11 months ago

Bravo Nathalie 👍

Azzurra Mussoni
11 months ago


Alma Yzeiraj
11 months ago

Bravissima Nathalie 👍

Chiara Pernechele
11 months ago


Enza Rufino
11 months ago

Forza Nathalie!

Lisa Brown
11 months ago

Wonderful cause! x

Arutha Kulasinghe
11 months ago

All the best

Cathy Dauer
11 months ago

bonne continuation

Chandan Mangar
11 months ago

Great work Nathalie!

Sylviane Koch
11 months ago


Maud Jaw
11 months ago

Gogogo girl 💪🏼😘

Pascale Bock
11 months ago

Bravo ma fille pour tes recherches

Bernadette Klein
11 months ago

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

Davina Nicolas
11 months ago

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

Andrew Veivers
11 months ago

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

Patrick Thomas
11 months ago

Amazing as always *claps*

Mandy Chandler
11 months ago

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

Marianna Volpert
11 months ago

Great work Nathalie! Good luck!

Simone Pope
11 months ago

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

Emy Othman
11 months ago

Best of luck Nathalie!

Diego Vicent
11 months ago

Hecho!, mucha suerte!

Miho H-Lint
11 months ago

Buena suerte Guapa!!

Marion Carrié
11 months ago

A voté ! Bonne chance !

William Laguerre
11 months ago

Great job Nathalie. Keep it up!!

andrea jou
11 months ago

Incredible job, keep it going

Claire Michel Taina
11 months 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
11 months ago

Très beau projet. bon courage pour la suite

11 months ago

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

Sri Srinivasan
11 months ago

Voted, good luck Nathalie

Melinda Fay
11 months ago

Great work Nathalie. Good luck!

Ben Fulcher
11 months ago

Great video -- good luck!

Nataly Stylianou
11 months ago


maria campori
11 months ago

Brava Nathalie

Olivier Szwedek
11 months ago

Très beau projet ambitieux! Good luck !!!

Emilie Hentges
11 months ago

Très beau projet professionnel ! Bravo ! Congratulations!

indiraprasadam indiraprasadam
11 months ago

Good luck Natalie 👍🏽

Noemi Brao
11 months ago

Very interesting research. Good luck!

Sylvette Gaillard
11 months ago

Bravo Nathalie ! Tous mes encouragements pour la suite.

Ali Ju
11 months ago

Good luck Nathalie!

Vizcaino Eva
11 months ago

Good luck!

Emily Lynam
11 months ago

Good luck!!

Christian DUCLOU
11 months ago

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

Juan Pablo Torres
11 months ago

Olé Nathalie! a por todo!

Carlo Cibin
11 months ago

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

Nathalie Bock
11 months 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
11 months ago

Bravo Nath!! Bonne chance

Linda Heitzmann
11 months ago

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

Jaeyun Sung
11 months ago

Good luck, Nat. You rock!

Catherine Cavanagh
11 months ago

Great work Nathalie!! Good luck :)

Martina Gamberini
11 months ago

Un beso, guapa!

Livio Profiri
11 months ago

In bocca al lupo!!!

Marie-Claire Begrich
10 months 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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