Gerben Vader

DR.IR., (Principal Investigator)


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Research interests

My research is centred around the effects of aberrant expression of normally meiosis-specific genes on DNA repair dysfunction and/or re-wiring in cancer. We are interested in understanding how cancer cells exploit idiosyncratic DNA repair pathways and functionalities that normally act in meiosis. We employ a combination of state-of-the-art genetics, cell biology and cancer biology to define how these pathways might represent currently under-explored potential avenues for biomarker development and therapeutic intervention.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • QH426 Genetics
  • cell biology
  • genome stability
  • chromosome biology
  • DNA repair

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