The ENBDC started in 2006 as a means of bringing together worldwide laboratories working on breast development and cancer. The idea was to raise awareness of each other’s research in order to foster contact, encourage technical exchange and collaboration, especially across disciplines, as well as to offer intellectual and information resources to the breast cancer research community as a whole. The ENBDC was formally instigated in 2007, initially as a web-based contact list of interested laboratories, and in May 2008 the ENBDC website ‘went live’. Twelve Annual Methods Workshops (2009-2022), kindly supported by various sponsors have been held in Weggis, Switzerland. The meetings are a resounding success, promoting discussion and interaction as well as inter-laboratory visits by researchers keen to see the specifics of individual methods at first hand. Reports of these meetings were published in Breast Cancer Research and Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia.


Momo Bentires-Alj

University of Basel

Basel, Switzerland

Rob Clarke

University of Manchester

Manchester, UK

Eva Gonzalez Suarez


Madrid, Spain

Beatrice Howard

The Institute of Cancer Research

London, UK

Leonie Young

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Maria dM Vivanco

Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences

Bilbao, Spain

Richard Iggo

Institut Bergonié - INSERM

Bordeaux, France

Thorarinn Gudjonsson

University of Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Walid Khaled

University of Cambridge

Cambrige, UK

Zuzana Koledová

Masaryk University

Brno, Czechia

Marja Mikkola

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Salvatore Pece

University of Milan

Milan, Italy

Lone Rønnov-Jessen

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Colinda Scheele

VIB-KU Keuven - Center for Cancer Biology

Leuven, Belgium

Therese Sørli

Oslo University Hospital

Oslo, Norway

Torsten Stein

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland

Renee van Amerongen

University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alexandra Van Keymeulen

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels, Belgium

Martin Jechlinger

EMBL Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Silvia Fre

Institut Curie

Paris, France

Rafal Sadej

Medical University of Gdansk

Gdansk, Poland

Andrea Morandi
Dept. Experimental and Clinical Biosciences
Florence, Italy

Joana Paredes

Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, i3S

Porto, Portugal

Honorary members

Nancy Hynes

Friedrich Miescher Institute

Basel, Switzerland

Marina Glukhova

Institut Curie - INSERM

Paris, France

Leander Blass

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Jos Jonkers

The Netherland Cancer Institute

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Matt Smalley

Cardiff University

Cardiff, UK