RIMLS highlights 2017
Several awards for Peter van de Kraan and his teamPeter van de Kraan and his team obtained several awards in 2017. In this video, they explain what made them so successful.
Royal decoration for Henk Stunnenberg26 April 2017
Henk Stunnenberg was appointed by His Majesty as Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a highly prestigious decoration.
Henk Stunnenberg's research aims to unravel the molecular basis of development and differentiation emanating from the genome and epigenome in the context of health and disease. His group employs state-of-the-art technological developments ranging from single molecule studies through to genome wide elucidation of genetic and epigenetic pathways.
Henk Stunnenberg is full professor, head of the Department of Molecular Biology and member of RIMLS. He was also the coordinator of the large H2020 project BLUEPRINT that aimed at generating at least 100 reference epigenomes and studying these, to increase our understanding of underlying processes of health and disease. For instance, processes that lie at the origin of illnesses such as blood cancers (leukaemia) and certain types of diabetes. Henk Stunnenberg has published seminal papers in Nature, Science and Cell.
In his field of Molecular Biology, Henk Stunnenberg stands with the best. Stunnenberg’s enthusiasm, broad scientific knowledge, and international reputation draw young scientists from all across the world.
List of awards
Cancer development and immune defenseThe Christine Mohrmann Stipendium was awarded to Jorieke Weiden to visit the lab of Prof. Bencherif in Boston, USA.
Cancer development and immune defenseThe Tom Voute Young Investigator Award was granted to René Marke, PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Pediatric Oncology by Kika (KInderen KAnkervrij) for his excellent research in the area of pediatric oncology.
Reconstructive and regenerative medicineThe Young Investigator Award was presented to Roel op ‘t Veld, PhD candidate from dept of Dentistry at the annual conference of the European Tissue Repair Society, held in Brussels.
Renal disordersThe Biodonostia Gastroenterology and Hepatology Award was presented to Joost Drenth in San Sebastian, Spain for his contribution to the research on liver disease and management of patients with liver diseases.
RIMLSThe Hans Bloemendal Medal was endowed to Richard Flavell, Yale University (USA), in recognition of his groundbreaking studies on immunobiology.