Vincent Leeuwenburgh will join the group in 2017

I’m happy to announce that Vincent Leeuwenburgh will join my group in 2017. Vincent applied in May 2017 for one of the Young Academy Interdisciplinary PhD positions and was selected based on an excellent research proposal written by him. I will jointly supervise this project with Marthe Walvoort (assistant professor at the Faculty of Science…

Functional Genomic mRNA Profiling of Colorectal Adenomas: Identification and in vivo Validation of CD44 and Splice Variant CD44v6 as Molecular Imaging Targets

Functional Genomic mRNA Profiling of Colorectal Adenomas: Identification and in vivo Validation of CD44 and Splice Variant CD44v6 as Molecular Imaging Targets. Theranostics 2017; 7(2):482-492. doi:10.7150/thno.16816 Elmire Hartmans, Veronique Orian-Rousseau, Alexandra Matzke-Ogi, Arend Karrenbeld, Derk Jan A. de Groot, Steven de Jong, Gooitzen M. van Dam, Rudolf S.N. Fehrmann*, Wouter B. Nagengast* * Contributed equally…

POINTING project will be funded by the KWF!

I’m very happy to announce that we have received good news from the Dutch Cancer Society. The project: ‘POINTING: Towards patient-tailored cancer immunotherapy supported by a multifaceted predictive signature composed of integrative omics and molecular imaging’ will receive funding from the ‘PROGRAMME RESEARCH & IMPLEMENTATION CALL 2016-I’. As one of the four principal investigators on…

New master student Carlos G. Urzua Traslavina

As of first of November, Carlos G. Urzua Traslavina joined the group for a 6 month project. Carlos is a topmaster student in the Medical Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI) topmaster. He will be working on the subject: Classifying primary unknowns with gene expression profiles and neural networks. Very happy with that a MD is excited…

Relevance of Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cell Composition and Functionality for Disease Outcome in Breast Cancer

Relevance of Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cell Composition and Functionality for Disease Outcome in Breast Cancer paper is now accessible online at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst (2017) 109 (1): djw192 doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw192 Rico D. Bense, Christos Sotiriou, Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart, John B. A. G. Haanen, Marcel A. T. M.…

Arkajyoti Bhattacharya started within my group

Arkajyoti Bhattacharya is starting as a PhD-student in my group. He is a trained statistician from the Indian Statistical Institute and will be working on the project ‘Mining big data to improve biologically personalized therapeutics for cancer patients’.

Young Academy Groningen launched

Very happy with the fact that yesterday the Young Academy Groningen was launched! As outlined on the University of Groningen site: The Young Academy of Groningen are a group of enthusiastic top young researchers who, in addition to their research programs, are driven by an interest in the broader aspects of science, including outreach, diversity,…

Identification of Novel Therapeutic Targets in Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma using Functional Genomic mRNA-Profiling: Paving the way for New Avenues?

Surgery. 2016, In press. Pascal K.C. Jonker, Gooitzen M. van Dam, Sjoukje F. Oosting, Schelto Kruijff, Rudolf S.N. Fehrmann. Background: Currently, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) has a very poor prognosis and there is an unmet need for new therapeutic options. Therefore, this study aims to identify upregulated genes in ATC with known drug interactions that…