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Tom Schirris assistant professor

Tom Schirris is interested in the molecular mechanisms how drugs interact with and reach the cellular power plants, called mitochondria.

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Tom Schirris assistant professor

Tom Schirris is interested in the molecular mechanisms how drugs interact with and reach the cellular power plants, called mitochondria. He obtained his PhD at the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Radboudumc, cum laude). He uses systems medicine approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms of drug-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and to search for novel therapeutic strategies for mitochondrial diseases.Currently, he is also working as an EMBO post-doctoral fellow at the MRC - Mitochondrial Biology Unit in Cambridge, where he explores novel methods to facilitate functional characterisation of mitochondrial transporters.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Young Investigator Award 2017, EPHAR (The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies
  • 2017: Joep van den Berckenprijs Thesis Award 2016, Netherlands Society for Toxicology (NVT)
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Young Investigator Award 2017, EPHAR (The Federation of European Pharmacological Societies
  • 2017: Joep van den Berckenprijs Thesis Award 2016, Netherlands Society for Toxicology (NVT)
  • 2017: Prof. Pieter van Zwieten Thesis Award 2016, Dutch Pharmacological Society
  • 2016: EMBO Long Term Fellowship
  • 2016: Best scientific publication award, annual Meeting Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2014: Presentation award, 35th anniversary Meeting Netherlands Society for Toxicology (NVT), Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Additional functions

  • 2017-present: Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2017-present: Mentor, Graduate Student Mentoring Program, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Additional functions

2017-present: Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2017-present: Mentor, Graduate Student Mentoring Program, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2016-present: Bookkeeper, Netherlands Society for Toxicology (NVT)
2015-present: Committee member, Organising committee annual meeting Dutch Pharmacological Society

Field of study

Pharmacology and Toxicology

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