P01. Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Principal Investigator: Dan Cacsire Castillo-Tong

Founded in 1365 as a Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna, the MUW is now one of the world largest and most renowned medical universities (www.meduniwien.ac.at). The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a treatment centre of gynaecological cancers, having about 30-40 new cases of ovarian cancer yearly. The major interests of the Translational Gynecology Group (https://frauenheilkunde.meduniwien.ac.at/gyn/forschung/translationale-gynaekologie-gruppe/team/?L=0) are molecular mechanisms underlying chemoresistance and uncontrollable proliferation of tumor cells, therapeutic targets, and tumor microenvironment.

In OCTIPS project, the group will lead work packages of project management (WP1) and dissemination and training (WP7). It is involved in WP2 and will collect and process the clinical materials. The main scientific task in WP3 is to compare gene expression profiling in primary and relapsed tumours and to define genes predominating the relapsed tumours. In addition, P1 also includes a biostatistics team lead by Georg Heinze (http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/user/georg.heinze/) contributing to WP5 in integrating background data.