Professor Simone P. Niclou

Department Director, Research Group Leader and Adjunct Professor

Since 2005, Dr Niclou runs the NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (, with the aim to develop novel treatment options for malignant brain tumor patients ( Her research focus is glioma invasion, tumour plasticity and metabolism. Her group established relevant pre-clinical glioma models, including patient-based 3D tumor organoids and orthotopic xenografts (PDOX).

In May 2019, Dr Niclou was appointed director of the department of oncology at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, overseeing 11 research teams in fundamental and translational cancer research. Since 2014, Dr Niclou is adjunct professor at the University of Bergen in Norway. She serves on the executive board of the European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) and on the scientific advisory board of the CNS section of ESMO. She also serves on the editorial board of Neuro-Oncology, the main journal of the neuro-oncology community and is associate editor of the sister journal Neuro-Oncology Advances.

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BNOS @BNOSOfficial   11:56 AM - Fri 20 Nov 2020

BNOS council underway. Lots of commitment and many challenges ahead. Onwards and upwards!

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   6:06 PM - Mon 21 Sep 2020

Paediatric brain tumour case today, 2 adult patients next week. Raising awareness of how much brain tumours affect the lives of our patients and their families

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:46 PM - Wed 9 Sep 2020

Great virtual meeting today. Research meeting tomorrow For more information

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:33 PM - Fri 28 Aug 2020

Register now for our on line events September 9th and 10th

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   7:00 PM - Thu 16 Jul 2020

Working towards our amazing educational experiences this year. Obviously virtual in the shadow (or not?!) of covid-19. Neuro-oncology teams out there check out Theme: BIOMARKERS IN NEURO-ONCOLOGY September 9th. Save the date See you there (virtually)😀

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   9:24 AM - Wed 1 Jul 2020

BNOS council underway via zoom

BNOS @BNOSOfficial   8:06 PM - Thu 18 Jun 2020

We are strongly supporting our colleagues @NeuroOnc in respect of their statement on racial equality