People Carl Figdor Chemical immunology

Targeting and developing Dendritic Cells

This group studies chemical biology in which one focus is on the targeting of Dendritic Cells in vivo by exploiting an poly (lactic-glycolic acid) PLGA nano bead platform to develop new synthetic vaccines. Another focus is on developing synthetic Dendritic Cells to directly activate T cells.

Research group leader

Carl Figdor PhD
full professor

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Much emphasis is paid to get molecular and structural insight in the immunological -synapse between dendritic cells and T cells, which is studied by a variety of techniques.


Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more