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Maxim Baranov PhD candidate

Maxim Baranov graduated from Master's program in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. During his Master student internship, Maxim identified a new mechanism of how dendritic cells utilize their actin cytoskeleton to probe for antigen across epithelial barriers.

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Maxim Baranov PhD candidate

Maxim Baranov graduated from Master's program in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. During his Master student internship at the department of Tumor Immunology, in 2013, Maxim identified a new mechanism of how dendritic cells utilize their actin cytoskeleton to probe for antigen across epithelial barriers. This led to two first-author publications (Baranov, et al. (2014) J. Cell Sci. 127, 1052; Baranov, et al. (2014) Commun. Integr. Biol. 7: e29084). Later he started his PhD training in the group of Geert van den Bogaart in October'2014 trying to understand how dendritic cells and other phagocytes of the immune system manage to ingest a large amount and wide variety of microbial pathogens and tumor cells. Currently, his key research objective is to understand how phagosomes are formed and mature over time. Very recently, Maxim discovered the key adapter protein – SWAP70 – responsible for the specific tethering, stabilization and organization of the actin cytoskeleton on newly formed phagosomes containing microbial pathogens or tumor cells. These new data revealed that SWAP70 anchoring of actin to phagosomes provides the pulling forces required for engulfing the pathogen. These findings were recently published in Cell Reports (Baranov, et al. (2016) Cell. Rep. 17, 1518) and in a spin-off paper is submitted to Small GTPases (Baranov, et al. (2017) Small GTPases).

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017 May 19: Travel award from The Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) for attending the Gordon Research Symposium and Conference on Phagocytes, New Hampshire, USA
  • 2017 May 12: Radboud Internationalization Grant for attending the Gordon Research Symposium and Conference on Phagocytes, New Hampshire, USA
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017 May 19: Travel award from The Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) for attending the Gordon Research Symposium and Conference on Phagocytes, New Hampshire, USA
  • 2017 May 12: Radboud Internationalization Grant for attending the Gordon Research Symposium and Conference on Phagocytes, New Hampshire, USA
  • 2017 April 11: ENII School 2017 Travel Grant Award for attending the summer school on advanced immunology in Sardinia, Italy
  • 2017 March 3: Radboud Internationalization Grant for attending the Key Stone conference on Cell Death and Inflammation, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2017 January 30: Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant for attending the summer school on advanced immunology organized by European Network of Immunology Institutes (ENII), Sardinia, Italy
  • 2015 September: Radboud University Study Prize for the best Master Thesis of 2014
  • 2012-2014: Eranet-Mundus, Euro-Russian Academic Network-Mundus scholarship covering a full tuition for a Master of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) degree in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 2011 June-August: IMPRS scholarship for a 3 months summer internship at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany

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Tumour Immunology Lab

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
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