12 September 2019

Recently, RIMLS held an internal call for Radboudumc junior researcher (PhD) positions.

An external independent multidisciplinary committee, was formed to judge the 33 submitted projects in a two step procedure. The committee reviewed each project based on (a) novelty and innovation; (b) scientific quality; (c) quality of the research group; and (d) relevance for the RIMLS. The projects were subsequently scored by each member of the committee based on the project itself, initial referee comments and your rebuttal letter.

The RIMLS management congratulates the awardees and wishes them the best in conducting their research projects. 

This year 8 positions have been awarded to:

Gosse Adema, theme Cancer development and immune defence
Project: Tumor targeting bifunctional SIRPα-anti-GD2 fusion antibodies for immunotherapy of Neuroblastoma
Willeke Daamen, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine
Project: Spatiotemporal signalling scaffolds mitigating skin fibrosis 

Peter-Bram 't Hoen, theme Nanomedicine
Project: Prediction of tissue-specific splicing to improve diagnosis of inherited retinal diseases
Joost Hoenderop, theme Renal disorders
Project: Klotho in the kidney: a hormone goddess or still a myth?
Taco Kooij, theme Infectious diseases and global health
Project: Functional characterization of unique parasite-specific mitochondrial carrier proteins 
Niels Riksen, theme Vascular damage
Project: Myeloid cell reprogramming in aortic valve stenosis 
Bert van der Reijden, theme Cancer development and immune defense
Project: Understanding transcription factor mutations in familial leukemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia 

Johan van der Vlag, theme Renal disorders
Project: The role of antigen presentation by glomerular endothelial cells in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 

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