Radboud Institute for Molecular Life SciencesThe Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) 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. We aim to improve clinical practice and public health by:
- generating basic knowledge in the molecular medical science
- translating our gained knowledge into clinical applications, and into diagnostic, therapeutic and personalized treatment strategies
- training and exposing researchers of all levels to societal-relevant multidisciplinary research questions along the theme of understanding the molecular basis of disease.
Research domains and themesThe RIMLS accommodates research groups from the Radboudumc and Radboud University’s Faculty of Science. RIMLS aims to advance innovation in translational research, based on integrating diverse areas of scientific expertise within the molecular and medical sciences. In line with the Radboudumc's strategic vision to have a significant impact on healthcare, research is bundled into disease-oriented research themes from molecule-to-man in which we collaborate with the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences.
Societal impactIn line with the Radboudumc mission, RIMLS aims to have a significant impact on healthcare. We continuously try to bridge the gap between science and society, by, for example, being involved in the development of novel diagnostics and therapies to treat rare and common diseases. Where possible we involve patients and other stakeholders in this process. Societal impact is at the core of our ambition and our motto: Today’s molecules for Tomorrow’s medicine.
EducationThe multi-disciplinary approach to research in molecular life science is reflected in an established RIMLS Graduate School. We pride ourselves on being an international research school that offers a stimulating environment for scientists of all levels. We offer a 2-year research honours MSc degree in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and a 4-year PhD program. In addition, the RIMLS actively participates in a post-doc platform and is committed to promoting career track models, such as the Hypatia Tenure Track.
Technological expertiseOur innovation is advanced through a number of Technology Platforms, such as microscope and in-vivo imaging, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.These centers are an access point for technological expertise, high-end equipment, biobanks and combinations thereof.
Contact and getting there
Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Geert Grooteplein 28
6525 GA Nijmegen
Postal addressPost 259 RIMLS
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
ContactT: +31 (0)24 361 07 07
Funding and support
Are you a student or researcher at Radboudumc and do you wish to obtain a grant, national or international, for your research group or as an individual? To help you get started, we offer an overview of some of the available grants including some funded by Radboudumc.see overview
Figdor Lecture Theater
Geert Grooteplein 28, ground floor, room 0.01
Department/groups who have booked the Figdor Lecture Theater are responsible for their visitors, the programme and catering if applicable.
The Figdor Lecture Theater can be booked via the RIMLS Front Office, Geert Grooteplein 28, ground floor, room 0.01. Tel 024 36 68051.
There are 99 seats available in the Figdor Lecture Theater.
The audio-visual equipment can be linked to audio-visual equipment located on the 'knowledge squares' of the other floors of the RIMLS research building.
Standard equipment available
- 1 beamer
- ports for a laptop and a standard pc
- a fixed microphone is located on the lecturn
- a wireless microphone and a lapel microphone are available (stored under the lectern). Please inform the RIMLS Office if you notice the batteries are low.
The Figdor Lecture Theatre is located on the 8th floor of the RIMLS research tower (Route 289). RIMLS employees can reach the 8th floor by the 'doubel-helix DNA' staircase or with the lift to the 7th floor and then the staircase to the 8th floor.
Visitors with a Radboudumc badge can open the door to the entrance of the 8th floor. For visitors without a radboudumc badge is a sign to call the pager. This pager will be turned on by the organiser of the event so s/he can open the door. It is forbidden to leave this door open. Wheelchair users can use the main elevator to the 7th floor and a small invalid evelator, located diagnally opposite the Physiology department office, to go to the 8th floor.
Catering can be arranged via the Facility Service Radboudumc (Tel. 024 36 13530). It is possible to serve coffee/tea, a drink or a buffet in the foyer. It is obligatory to arrange for service. Eating or drinkIng in the Figdor Lecture Theater is strictly forbidden. Barbecueing on the outside terras is also forbidden. Everything should be cleaned afterwards otherwise cleaning costs will be charged.
Normally the theater is open for everyone who has an radboudumc badge. Other organizers should arrange to pick-up an entrance badge at the RIMLS Front Office.
The terrace is open from 09.00-18.00 hrs. It is forbidden to cross the boundary fence of the terrace. Outside you are not allowed to smoke. Smoking is forbidden at the whole building.
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