Mads Daugaard

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Assistant Professor

Research Classification

Cell Signaling and Cancer
Cancer Diagnosis and Detection
Stress and Cancer
Cell Therapy of Cancer

Research Interests

Cancer biology
DNA damage response pathways
Cancer therapy
Cancer diagnostics
Stress signalling in cancer

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Dr. Mads Daugaard is Head of the Molecular Pathology & Cell-imaging core unit and Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, and an assistant Professor at Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia. Daugaard obtained his PhD degree in 2007 from University of Copenhagen. He did his first postdoc at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre in Copenhagen with Prof. Marja Jaattela and his second postdoc at the BC Cancer Research Centre with Prof. Poul Sorensen. Daugaard has made significant contributions to the cancer research field, focused on discovery, characterization, and translation of tumor targets. In addition to numerous scientific publications, Daugaard has authored several biotechnology patents and is co-founder of 3 biotech companies (VAR2 Pharmaceuticals, OncoMal and VarCT Diagnostics) where he currently serves as elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2014, Daugaard received the Rising Star Award from Prostate Cancer Canada and in 2019, he received the Arceci Award for innovations in exploiting glycosaminoglycan modifications for cancer therapy.

Research Methodology

Recombinant proteins
molecular biology
Flow cytometry
Mass Spectrometry
CRISPR/Cas9 technology
Mouse models of cancer
Cancer cell line panels
DNA and RNA Sequencing
Molecular pathology
Translational oncology

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