GROW focuses on research and teaching of (epi)genetic and cellular concepts, as well as (micro)environmental factors underlying normal and abnormal development. As such the basic mechanisms of embryogenesis and fetal growth, as well as those governing the process of carcinogenesis are subject of study within GROW.
With a strong emphasis on translational research scientists and clinicians within GROW aim at implementing this basic knowledge into innovative approaches for individualizing prevention, patient diagnostics and treatment of cancer at the one hand, and hereditary disorders on the other.
Prof. Dr. F.C.S. Ramaekers, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Department of Genetics & Cell Biology is Scientific Director of GROW.