PhD defence of Mrs Seimia Chebbi-Mathlouthi

On October 2nd at 2pm, Mrs Semia Chebbi-Mathlouthi defended brilliantly via Zoom her PhD thesis on The role of c-kit (CD117) and its crosstalk with integrins for controlling cell adhesion and spreading: implications for therapeutic resistance of leukaemia. Her thesis was conducted under the direction of Prof. Bernhard WEHRLE-HALLER from the Department of Cell physiology and metabolism.

Leukaemia is the most common type of cancer in children. This blood cancer still causes a huge number of deaths in the world. Seimia's work focuses on the interaction between c-kit and integrins, in the progression of leukaemia, in order to improve therapeutic methods.

 Seimia Chebbi will join the laboratory of Prof. Thomas Matthes from the department of Medicine.

25 Sept 2020