Dr Dongmei Tong
Hudson Institue of Medical Research
There is an important medical need to better understand why only some H. pylori-infected individuals will develop stomach MALT lymphoma and, moreover, identify those individuals who are likely to develop aggressive disease.
To identify biomarkers for stomach lymphoma, Dr Tong proposes to apply a state-of-the-art genetic technique known broadly as “spatial transcriptomics” to the mouse model of the disease.
The use of this technology would represent a huge leap in the field as it would allow, for the first time, to characterise at the molecular level individual cells within stomach lymphoma tumours.