news

VENI grant for Veerle Melotte

We would like to congratulate Veerle Melotte (Pathology) with her VENI grant!

Nervous gut - the enteric nervous system, a so far unnoticed component of the tumor microenvironment, orchestrated by NDRG4
It is well-known that components of the tumor-microenvironment play an important role in the development of colorectal cancer. I will investigate whether the enteric nervous system, an neglected member of the tumor-microenvironment, plays a role in the development of colorectal cancer and can be used as a potential therapeutic target.

https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/news/five-veni-grants-um-researchers

Terugblik Wetenschapsdag 2017

Woensdag 10 mei 2017 organiseerden de Arts-Assistenten Vereniging (AAV) en de Centrale Opleidingscommissie Maastricht UMC+ (COCM) de jaarlijkse Wetenschapsdag. Met een aanmelding van 42 abstracts.

Winnaars in vier categorieën
Onder het genot van een broodje kroketje en een bolletje ijs op het warme terras van niveau 4, zijn er uiteindelijk uit de verschillende categorieën 4 winnaars gekozen die uit handen van bestuursvoorzitter Prof. Dr. Marja van Dieijen de prijs ontvingen:

2 van de 4 prijswinnaars zijn GROW promovendi!
Winnaars, gefeliciteerd!





Jules Derks, Longgeneeskunde (categorie Verbetering van uitkomst);
- Pascal Vroemen, Oogheelkunde (categorie Inzicht in ziekte);
Boudewijn Smeets, Heelkunde (categorie Verbetering van zorg);
- Johanna Kreutz, Kindergeneeskunde (categorie Veelbelovende Student).

New Grants

Congratulations to Piet van den Brandt, Department of Epidemiology, for receiving a KWF grant Energy balance, somatic mutations and metabolic subtypes in colorectal cancer: studying etiology and prognosis using molecular pathological epidemiology.
Granted amount K€ 835,7.

Congratulations to Ernst-Jan Speel, Department of Pathology, for receiving a KWF grant The Orthopedia Homeobox transcription factor (OTP) in lung carcinoids: an indicator for metastatic progression or also a tumor supressor?.
Granted amount K€ 498,4.

events

GROW Science Day 2017, November 23rd

Venue: van der Valk Hotel, Nijverheidsweg 35, 6227 AL Maastricht.

Click here for the preliminary programme.

Please register here

TEFAF Oncology Chair 2017

Chairholder 2017: Prof. dr. J. Hoeijmakers.

Master Class "DNA repair in cancer and aging"

Inaugural Lecture by Prof. dr. Jan Hoeijmakers
Dept. of Genetics, Erasmus University MC Rotterdam
"Keeping your genome intact protects from cancer and aging"

For the photographic impressions and video's of the lectures, please click here.


GROW Master Class "Research Excellence, Validity and Integrity"

Courses & Symposia

Courses & Symposia (click here)

* ESHRE CAMPUS, Methodological approaches for investigating endometrial function and endometriosis
* Pelerin Lezingen Medische Geschiedenis

Upcoming thesis defenses

October 12, 2017. 16.00 hrs.
Almundena Espin Pérez
“Genomics responses to environmental exposures in population studies: exposome studies using systems toxicology approaches”
Promotores: Prof. dr. Th.M.C.M. de Kok, Prof. dr. J.C.S. Kleinjans

October 13, 2017. 14.00 hrs.
Miriam M. van Heeswijk
“Novel MR techniques in rectal cancer – Translating research into practice”
Promotores: Prof. dr. R.G.H. Beets-Tan, Prof. dr. G.L. Beets
Co-promotor: dr. D.M.L. Lambregts

October 19, 2017. 12.00 hrs.
Henry Keijzer
“Melatonin treatment in circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders: towards personalized sleep medicine”
Promotor: Prof. dr. L.M.G. Curfs
Co-promotores: dr. M.G. Smits, Ede, Dr. K. Spruyt

October 25, 2017. 14.00 hrs.
Jian Jiang
“Mechanisms of Drug Induced Liver Injury: Toxicogenomics studies in different in vitro models”
Promotores: Prof. dr. Th.M.C.M. de Kok, Prof. dr. J.C.S. Kleinjans
Co-promotor: dr. D.G.J. Jennen

October 27, 2017. 10.00 hrs.
Martine Moossdorff
“Locoregional endpoints in breast cancer research: Better, faster & stronger results”
Promotor: Prof. dr. L.P.S. Stassen
Co-promotores: dr. M.L. Smidt, dr. L.J.A. Strobbe, CWZ Nijmegen