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number 2 - May 2017
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yvette Yvette van Kooyk new member KNAW

Yvette van Kooyk, professor in molecular cell biology, will be installed as a new member of the KNAW (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen) on June 8. The focus of the research of Van Kooyk is on cellular mechanisms around the onset of cancer, hiv/aids and infectuous diseases.
Read more.

Renee de bruin Immune cells for cancer treatment

Immune cells protect the body against pathogens and certain deviations like tumor cells. The PhD thesis of Renée de Bruin focusses on two unique types of immune cells: the iNKT cells and the V#9V#2-T cells.
De Bruin: ‘In my thesis I describe the role of these immune cells in cancer and how the function of these cells can be manipulated for immune therapeutic purposes with the use of specific parts of antibodies, so called nanobodies. These nanobodies are promising tools for the development of future immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer.”
De Bruin defended her thesis last May 16 at VUmc. Read more.


alpe dhuez We ride to fight cancer

On June 1st Alpe d'Huez will turn orange again. On that day many Dutchmen will conquer this mountain to recruit funds for cancer research. Cancer Center Amsterdam will be joining the ride. A team of 10 researchers will contribute by raising money for KWF. Donations are welcome.

imaging Center In the media

Grootste ziekenhuis geen moloch - Telegraaf
Onderzoek VUmc toont of medicijn tumor bereikt - Het Parool
Bouw Imaging Center vordert - VUmc Nieuws
Ruim 26 miljoen voor N'lands kankeronderzoek - KWF
New guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of adult astrocytic and oligodendroglial gliomas - The Lancet

grants KWF awards € 7 million funding to CCA researchers

Recently, KWF decided to fund 52 cancer research projects in The Netherlands (in total €26 million was awarded). Within Cancer Center Amsterdam, 12 researchers obtained a total amount of € 7 million, which is 25% of the total amount awarded by KWF in the last call of 2016. The researchers obtained six research projects, two Young Investigator Grants, four Consortium Grants and one Unique High Risk project. An excellent result for CCA research!

do not forget Practical information

- New: shuttlebus between AMC and VUmc
- Postdocs can register for the PCDI Newsletter
- Too valuable to waste: Experiments on humans and animals. Learn more and sign up for the Federa Day.
- CCA Next June 27 17.00 h, VUmc
- Nominate a candidate for a new award: the National Postdoc Award 2017. Deadline July 15.
- The deadline of the KWF grants for VUmc and AMC is August 2.
- Register for the OOA Annual Graduate Student Retreat 

seminar Coming up...

PhD ceremony I. Bahce - May 22, VUmc
MCBI Immunology Symposium - June 1, O2 Building
PhD ceremony E. Lens - June 2, AMC
PhD ceremony A. Swager - June 2, AMC

Special attention for the Hans Clevers seminar - June 22, AMC
Check the complete calender for coming months.

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