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number 4 - July 2017
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invest CCA invests € 1 million in innovation

CCA is proud to announce a € 1.000.000 investment into a series of competitive travel grants and innovation projects. Besides 8 travel grants, 4 large investments are made into the three programs that will allow our research to excel further. These are:

- CRISPR platform
- Liquid biopsy center
- Ambulatory patient outcome assessment platform
- Organization of clinical trial support

These initiatives will receive between 150.00 and 300.000 euros for the next 3 years to provide an infrastructure that will benefit these research domains.

peter CCA Next 4 big success

Around 25 AMC and 100 VUmc co workers attented the fourth CCA Next gathering last June 27. Sanne van Neerven explained the CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technique. Louis Vermeulen talked about his bloopers in research and there was an interesting discussion about the benefits of failures in research.
Although key note speaker Peter Frankopan barely made it to Amsterdam because of a storm above London, he inspired the crowd with an out of the box lecture which showed parallels between research in the field of history and oncology. He confronted the public with the tunnel vision of the Western world.
Piano player Michiel Borstlap created pleasant musical intermezzos.

marathon Join the TCS Amsterdam Marathon

Do you like to run? Join the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and support the VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam foundation. Anyone can join: patients, co workers from AMC and VUmc and their family and friends. Choose a distance that suits you best: 8, 21 or 42 km.
Let's join forces and register for this inspiring event on October 15.

yep In the media

Doorbraak onderzoek neuroblastoom - RTL Nieuws
Strijd tegen hersenstamkanker bij kinderen - Jinek
Sprankje hoop bij alvleesklierkanker - Het Parool
Chemopil live te volgen - Telegraaf
PET-scan voorkomt onnodige operaties -
Uiterlijk belemmert vrouw met kanker - Careality
Fusie AMC en VUmc: een goed idee? - NPO Radio 1
Imaging Center bereikt hoogste punt -
Betere informatie uit medische beelden -
Gerichter behandelen van hersenstamkanker - NRC Next
Patiënt (12) mag behandeling staken - Het Parool

alpe dhuzes € 12.000 raised on Alpe d'Huzes

On June 1st Alpe d'Huzes turned orange again. A team of CCA researchers conquered the mountain to recruit funds for cancer research.
We are very proud of the € 12.000 collected by ten of our researchers.

  • Anton Snellen
  • Emma Bruns (AMC)
  • Han Verhagen (VUmc)
  • Jan Paul Medema (AMC)
  • Jorus Verheul
  • Coen Rasch (AMC)
  • Eva Ebbing (AMC)
  • Henk Verheul (VUmc)
  • Joeri Douma (VUmc)
  • Tineke Buffert (VUmc) 

Renske Steenbergen (VUmc) also joined the ride and gave a lecture on top of the mountain about cervical cancer.


do not forget Practical information

- The CWO meeting is on July 19. Deadline is July 16. Next one is August 9
- Nominate a candidate for the National Postdoc Award 2017 - deadline July 15
- KWF grants for VUmc and AMC - deadline August 2
- ZonMw Personalised Medicine - deadline Sept 12
- ZonMw Open Ronde Doelmatigheidsonderzoek - deadline September 26
- ERC Synergy Grant - deadline November 14
- 2nd annual CCA Retreat - February 15/16 2018

seminar Coming up...

Meet the expert seminar prof. dr. Britta Engelhardt - July 13, O2
Data4lifesciences symposium - September 11, Centraal Museum Utrecht
ECSBM - September 11 - 14, De Rode Hoed
Echo Award - September 29, Den Haag

Check the complete calender for coming months.

shredder What else is new....

CCA got a brand new device: the Covaris ME220. A luxurious, fast and accurate ultra sounds guided DNA shredder. It'll save technician who work with NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) a lot of time. Especially because this device can handle 8 samples at one time. All CCA co-workers are welcome to use this shredder.

Louis Vermeulen (AMC) obtained the New York Stem Cell foundation award (€1.5 million for 5 years)

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