Unformatted text preview: y the function of the genes identified by gene expression profiling by ectopic
expression and knocking down of the genes in melanoma cell lines.
To further evaluate the potential use of siRNA against NRASQ61R in vivo.
To investigate the function of HBP1 and Txnip inhibitors in melanoma cells and study
a possible connection to the generation of ROS in NRAS suppressed melanoma cells. 32 Acknowledgments
During all these years education especially in PhD period , I have had chance to meet
many wonderful and kindhearted people. Here I take this opportunity to express my
sincere gratitude to all of you who have helped me or supported me in any way, both
research and also life. I would like to thank in particular:
Johan Hansson, For accepting me in your group and giving me a chance to work on
melanoma. For all your support during these years. For your great knowledge in clinic
and basic sciences. For your scientific guidance. I have learnt a lot from you
especially the way of thinking! I am grateful that you always found time for me when
I needed despite your busy schedule in clinic, I wish we could have you more in the
lab. I deeply appreciate your kindness and patience during these years.
Anton Platz, For always having time for discussion and for advice. For shearing your
knowledge in melanoma. For your continuous interest and care for the group, I am
really grateful working with you.
Ulrik Ringborg, For always supporting melanoma research and all efforts for
organizing cancer research.
Suzanne Egyhazi, For your valuable discussions and collaborative work. For great
and supportive friendship. Thank you also for seminar lunches which made others!!
Elahe Elahi, My Iranian professor in my MSc project.You are a great person and a
good scientist. I am really grateful for all your efforts to make me a better researcher.
I spent along time in your lab just for getting MSc degree but I learnt a lot in
Behrooz Behboodi, My Iranian professor in my BSc project. For teach...
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