Most recent publications

Kuninty, P. R., Bansal, R., S., D. G., Mardhian, D. F., Schnittert, J., van Baarlen, J., Storm, G., Bijlsma, M., van Laarhoven, Metselaar, J. M., Kuppen, P. J. K., Vahrmeijer, A., Ostman, A., Sier, C. F. M. & Prakash, J. ITGA5 inhibition in pancreatic stellate cells attenuates desmoplasia and potentiates efficacy of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer. Science Advances 2019 (in press).

Schnittert J, Bansal R, Mardhian DF, van Baarlen J, Östman A, Prakash JIntegrin α11 in pancreatic stellate cells regulates tumor stroma interaction in pancreatic cancer. FASEB J. 2019 Feb 26:fj201802336R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802336R. PMID: 30808244

Schnittert J, Bansal R, Prakash JTargeting Pancreatic Stellate Cells in Cancer.
Trends Cancer. 2019 Feb;5(2):128-142. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2019.01.001. Epub 2019 Feb 1.image PMID: 30755305

Heinrich MA, Bansal R, Lammers T, Zhang YS, Michel Schiffelers R, Prakash J"3D-Bioprinted Mini-Brain: A Glioblastoma Model to Study Cellular Interactions and Therapeutics." Adv Mater. 2019 Jan 31:e1806590. doi: 10.1002/adma.201806590. PMID: 30702785

Mardhian DF., Storm G., Bansal R., Prakash J''Nano-targeted relaxin impairs fibrosis and tumor growth in pancreatic cancer and improves the efficacy of gemcitabine in vivo.'' J. Control. Release 2018 Oct 2;290:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.09.031. PMID: 30287265

Kurniawan DW., Jajoriya AK., Dhawan G., Mishra D., Argemi J., Bataller R., Storm G., Mishra DP., Prakash J., Bansal R. ''Therapeutic inhibition of spleen tyrosine kinase in inflammatory macrophages using PLGA nanoparticles for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.'' J. Control. Release 2018 Oct 28;288:227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Sep 13. PMID: 30219279

Schnittert J., Heinrich MA., Kuninty PR., Storm G., Prakash J''Reprogramming tumor stroma using an endogenous lipid lipoxin A4 to treat pancreatic cancer'' Cancer Lett. 2018 Apr 28;420:247-258. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2018.01.072. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29408203

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Most recent awards



Prof. Prakash shares the TURBO Award 2018 with Prof. Peter Friedl from Radboud UMC, Nijmegen for developing novel 3D glioblastoma models.

Marcel Heinrich wins the Jan Feijen Poster Prize at the European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery 2018 for his work on a novel in vitro glioblastoma model.


Marcel Heinrich wins the KNCV Golden Master Award awarded by the Royal Dutch Chemical Society for his Master thesis "Lipoxin A4 as potential agent to inhibit the tumor-promoting effects of pancreatic stellate cells in the tumor microenvironment".

Jonas Schnittert wins the Oral Free Paper Prize at the United European Gastroentereology (UEG) Week 2017.

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