Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences


Hans Bloemendal Medal

The Hans Bloemendal Medal is bestowed by the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences on very prominent scientists active in a wide variety of research fields. read more

4-year PhD position

To stimulate innovative molecular life sciences research a number of PhD positions are annually available within RIMLS.

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4-year PhD position

In line with our mission to generate basic knowledge in the molecular medical science and to translate this knowledge into clinical applications, into the development of diagnostics and into the treatment of patients through translational research programs, the RIMLS Institute announces the PhD round.

For more information send an email to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl
 

Previous winners

 
Round PhD Supervisor Title of project
2019   Ellen van den Bogaard An old drug in a new jacket: towards drug repositioning of leflunomide for inflammatory skin diseases
2019   Joost Drenth Understanding the ‘L’ in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Liver Disease
2019   Martin Gotthardt Targeting activated cancer-associated fibroblasts for effective and personalized treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
2019   Sander Leeuwenburgh Injectable, self-healing colloidal biomaterials made of cell-penetrating gelatin and mesoporous silica nanoparticles for treatment of bone infection (InsideBone)
2019   Mihai Netea Functional genomics of primary immunodeficiencies – towards personalized medicine in PIDs
2019   Ronald van Rij The virome of vector mosquitoes and its effect on pathogen transmission
2019   Ronald Roepman Targeting the tip of the cell’s antenna - how ciliary tip dysfunction drives complex phenotypes in ciliopathies
2019   Jolanda de Vries Dendritic cells to prevent cancer: Immune responses against neoantigens after dendritic cell vaccination of Lynch syndrome.
2018 Diede van Ens Willemijn Hobo Harnessing the immune system in myelodysplastic syndromes: combining hypomethylating agents with dendritic cell vaccination
2018 Valentina Carotti Joost Hoenderop Kidney organoids as disease model to rescue Mg2+ wasting tubulopathies
2018 Simone Kersten Alexander Hoischen Solving the Unsolved – Integrated DNA and RNA Analysis to Unravel the Causes of Primary Immunodeficiencies 
2018 Charlotte Hoogstraten Tom Schirris Towards a systems pharmacology approach to understand and prevent drug-induced acute kidney injury 
2018 Mariolina Bruno Frank van de Veerdonk Identifying novel immunotherapeutic treatment strategies in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with COPD 
2018 Valentina Palacio Castañeda Wouter Verdurmen Engineering anthrax toxin-based systems for the tumor-specific targeting of BCL-2 family proteins in ovarian cancer
2018 Tim Baltussen Paul Verweij How Aspergillus fumigatus escapes from azole stress
2018 Baranca Buijsers Johan van der Vlag Heparanase: a double-edged sword in the development of glomerulonephritis
       
Round PhD Supervisor Title of project
2017 Massis Krekorian Erik Aarntzen Multimodal imaging of distinct immune cell populations with optimized nanoparticles
2017 Gijs Franken Jeroen de Baaij CNNM2 as a new hotspot in blood pressure regulation
2017 Elke Muntjewerff Geert van den Bogaart Unraveling the role of autophagy in antigen cross-presentation
2017 Ralph Maas Harry Dolstra Deciphering immune checkpoint pathways crippling natural killer cell immunity against cancer
2017 Marilen Benner Irma Joosten Lessons learned in utero: born to be alive
2017 Elianne Bulthuis Werner Koopman Targeting mitochondrial morphology to combat mitochondrial disease
2017 Bodine Bezemer Ronald van Rij Dissecting virus-host interactions in iPSC-based cell culture models for Zika and Dengue virus
2017 Cenna van Manen Ronald Roepman Scrutinizing disassembly of the primary cilium and its role in cell cycle regulation and ciliopathie
 
Round PhD Main applicant (fund) Main applicant (clinic) Title of project
2016 Suraya Elfrink  Annemiek van Spriel Han van Krieken Discovery of CD37 as new diagnostic biomarker in human B cell malignancies; understanding CD37-induced signaling
2016 Lisa Hetzel Ulrich Brandt Jan Smeitink Mitochondrial disease mutation m.3243 A>G tRNALeu - From 
fundamental mechanisms to personalized biomarkers.
2016 Marlies Noz Leo Joosten Niels Riksen Bad memories: trained innate immunity as a novel mechanism in atherogenesis
2016 Kathrin Rabold Gosse Adema Mihai Netea Targeting the metabolic reprogramming of inflammation in
tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs): a new therapeutic 
approach in cancer’
2016 Laura de Vries Joost Schalkwijk Robert Sauerwein Targeting Plasmodium falciparum Coenzyme2A biosynthesis for
clinical development of novel selective antimalarials
2016 Chao Ma Joost Hoenderop Bastiaan de Galan Treatment of hypertension by inhibition of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 in diabetes type 2
2016 Estel Collado Camps Roland Brock Martin Gotthardt Targeted cell-penetrating peptide-driven receptor 
internalization as an innovative precision medicine approach for cancer theranostics
 
Round PhD Supervisor Title of project
2015 Elja Louer Peter Deen Age-related macular degeneration Sucs: from understanding to personalized therapy
2015 René van Aerts Joost Drenth A comprehensive, molecular approach to generate improved patient care for polycystic liver disease
2015 Roos Schellevis Anneke den Hollander Chronic central serous chorioretinopathy: Piecing it (back) together
2015 Lianne Beunk Peter Friedl Tissue-guided cancer cell invasion: molecular biophysics and implications for therapy 
2015 Selma van Esveld Martijn Huijnen From the nucleoid to man and back
2015 Robin Nadar Sander Leeuwenburgh Combating bone metastases by delivering bone-seeking, theranostic platinum-based anticancer drugs
2015 Rahwa Taddese Iris Nagtegaal Tumor promotion or inhibition? The effect of gut bacteria on colorectal cancer
2015 Nils Rother Johan van der Vlag Deathly kisses: Apoptotic blebs and neutrophil extracellular traps cooperate in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
2015 Laurens van de Wiel Gert Vriend A holistic approach to the analysis of genetic variation in patients
2015 Remco van Cruchten Bé Wieringa Ribostasis problems in degenerative disease: Understanding myotonic dystrophy pathobiology through analysis of repeat-RNA structure
2014 Jan-Hendrick
Venhuizen
Peter Friedl P120 catenin as master regulator of microenvironment-dependent plasticity of cancer cell dissemination and metastasis
2014 Sami Mohammed Joost Hoenderop The renal cell's antenna to regulate Ca2+ transport
2014 Rinske van Oorschot Joop Jansen GFI1B in megakaryocyte and platelet biology
2014 Sabrina Boer Jack Schalken Elongated primary transcription in prostate cancer
2013 Ideke Lamers Heleen Arts A genetic and functional approach to determine whether disrupted polarized exocytosis results in retina-renal ciliopathies
2013 Till Mathan  Sonja Buschow Plasmacytoid dendritic cell anti-cancer vaccination: Unraveling the molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to clinical success
2013 Peer Arts  Alexander Hoischen Primary Immunodeficiencies - From genetic basis to therapeutic targets.
2013 Human Riahi  Jamie Kramer Epigenetic regulation of transcriptional plasticity in response to environmental stimuli

Awards PhD retreat

The best lecture and poster prize is awarded annually to the best lecture presented during the annual PhD retreat.

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Awards PhD retreat

The best lecture and poster prize is awarded annually to the best lecture presented during the annual PhD retreat.
For more information please send an email to: rimls.graduateschool@radboudumc.nl

Previous winners

Year Best Lecture(s) Best Poster Best Debater
2018 Jorrieke Weiden
Marti Boss
Felix Fennemann  
2017 Guido van Mierlo
Omar Tutakhel 
Christopher Geven 
 
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2016 Jessie van Buggenum
Paul de Jonge 
Jasmijn van Kampen -
2015 Christian Büll
Katharina Becker
Sarah Weischer -
2014 Jeroen de Baaij  René Raavé  -
2013 Joep de Ligt
Sabine Klischies (best contribution from the IRB students from Barcelona)
Jorn Havinga
 
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2012 Joël van Mierlo Bonnie Nijhof Robin van der Lee
2011 Wieteke Hoeymakers Mirthe Erkens Sylvie Noordermeer
2010 Jayne Hehir-Kwa Hanka Venselaar Renoud Marijnissen
2009 Heleen Arts Jenny van der Wijst -
2008 Susan Mulders Jeroen Middelbeek Laurens v.d. Meer
2007 Susan Mulders Jeroen Strating Gang Cao
2006 Esmeralda Davidson
Kristopher Clark
Tsing Cheng Azza El-Sheikh
2005 Marije Koenders Qing Chang Joris Robben
2004 Stan van de Graaf Dagmar Eleveld -

Best MSc thesis

Every year, RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding Master's dissertation.

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Best MSc thesis

The Master's thesis is a proof of the ability of a Master's student to perform scientific research and to present his/her findings in a clear and concise manner. Yearly RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding Master's dissertation.

Nominations should be sent to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl before 1 December 2018.  Nominations must be accompanied with a motivation including a (digital) copy of report.  

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Previous winners

Year Winner Title of report
2017 Anouk Becker Novel strategy for targeted nanovaccines for cancer immunotherapy
2016 Marilen Benner Differential effects of microbes on endometrial lymphocytes. Analysis of endometrial and placental lymphocytes and the possible role of the local microbiome
2015 Felix Fennemann Site-directed antibody functionalization for targeted vaccination
2014 Bart van Beusekom Re-refinement in protein structure validation
2013 Sarah Weischer Blocking Aberrant Sialylation in Cancer Cells -A Sweet Way to Augment Anti‐Tumor Immunity
2012 Margo Dona Dissecting the function of ninl and c20orf12 using Danio Rerio as a model organism. Two players of the Usher protein network
2011 Pascal Miessen (shared)
 
Christian Büll (shared)
A novel microRNA inhibitor in mouse cytomegalovirus is veiled as microRNA target
Acute Inflammatory Response to Mannan Provides an Activating Environment for Arthritogenic SKG T-cells
2010 Veronika te Boekhorst Control of cancer cell invasion and nuclear deformability by nuclear lamins
2009 Anna Haeger The role of (local) cellular NAD+-levels during glioma growth and migration
2008 - -
2007 Hanneke Wittgen Application of a rapid, reversible and tunable protein regulation method to regulate the expression of the Ca2+ channel TRPV5
2006 Anneke Navis Characterisation of RPGRIP1 interacting proteins
2005 Elisa Börger The development of signet ring cell differentiation in mucinous carcinomas
2004 Stanley Hato Not available
2003 Sophia Bruggeman Not available
2002 Mike de Bruijni Not available
2001 - -
2000 Pascal Duijf Not available
1999 Christiaan de Kock Not available
1998 Manon Zweers Not available
1997 Erik Vossenaar Not available

Best PhD thesis

Every year, RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding PhD dissertation.

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Best PhD thesis

The doctoral thesis is a proof of the ability of the PhD candidate to perform independent scientific research. Yearly RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding thesis.

Nominations should be sent to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl before 1 December 2018. Group leaders are invited to propose candidates. Thesis should be defended between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. Nominations must be accompanied with a motivation including a (digital) copy of the thesis.

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Previous winners

Year Winner Title of thesis
2017 Pascal Miesen Untangling the piRNA pathway in the arbovirus vector mosquito Aedes aegypti.
2016 Kalijn Bol Dendritic cell-based immunotherapy in melanoma
2015 Jeroen de Baaij The Distal Convoluted Tubule: the Art of Magnesium Transport 
2014 Ellen van den Bogaard From skin development to disease pathogenesis and therapeutics - The power of 3D skin models
2013 Jurjen Tel Plasmacytoid dendritic cells & immunotherapy of cancer
2012 Theo Plantinga Modulation of inflammation by genetic variation in innate immunity
2011 Jenny van der Wijst New patches in the molecular understanding of renal magnesium handling
2010 Joost Lesterhuis Dendritic cells in cancer immunotherapy
2009 Camiel Boon Hereditary retinal disease, Clinical and genetic studies on the role of the peripherin/RDS gene, the BEST1 gene, and the CFH gene
2008 David Koolen Opy number variation and mental retardation
2007 Lisenka Vissers Molecular karyotyping by array CGH. Linking gene dosage alterations to disease phenotypes
2006 Tom Neijenhuis Epithelial Ca2+ and Mg2+ channels in health and disease
2005 Manon Zweers (shared)
Toni Gabaldon (shared)
Tenascin-X. Clinical and biological aspects
Origin and evolution of the mitochondrial proteome: applications for protein function prediction in the eukaryotes
2004 Edwin Janssen Not available
2003 Ole Madsen Not available
2002 Anneke den Hollander Not available
2001 Jan Koenderink Not available
2000 Joost Hoenderop Not available
1999 Anne Lenferink Not available
1998 Albert de Roos Not available
1997 Lex Bakker (shared)
Marcel Verbeek (shared)
Not available
Not available

Best publication

Since 2011, RIMLS awards a prize for the best peer-reviewed publication annually. The publication should relate to a major scientific "breakthrough" that advances scientific understanding.

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Best publication

Since 2011, RIMLS awards annualy a prize for the best peer-reviewed publication. The publication should relate to a major scientific "breakthrough" that advances scientific understanding.

Submission motivation & publication title and abstract should be sent to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl before 1 December 2018.

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Previous winners

Year Winner Title of publication
2017 Tania Crişan, et al. Uric acid priming in human monocytes is driven by the AKT-PRAS40 autophagy pathway.
2016 de Winde, C.M. et al Tetraspanin CD37 protects against the development of B cell lymphoma.
2015 Weren, R. et al A germline homozygous mutation in the base-excision repair gene NTHL1 causes adenomatous polyposis and colorectal cancer
2014 Cheng, S.C. et al mTOR- and HIF-1α-mediated aerobic glycolysis as metabolic basis for trained immunity
2013 Habibi et al Whole-Genome Bisulfite Sequencing of Two Distinct Interconvertible DNA Methylomes of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells
2012 Bronkhorst, E. et al The DNA virus Invertebrate iridescent virus 6 is a target of the Drosophila RNAi machinery
2011 van de Veerdonk, F. et al STAT1 mutations in autosomal dominant chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis

Master-PhD grant

Facilitating excellent students and involving research in education are key elements in the policy of the Radboud university medical center.

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Master-PhD grant

Facilitating excellent students and involving research in education are key elements in the policy of the Radboud university medical center.

The Executive Board (RvB) of the Radboudumc has allocated money to give top students the opportunity to perform research as a PhD student on a self-written project.

For more information please send an email to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl
 
Year Winner Title of project
2016 Viola Klück From bench to bedside: unravelling inflammatory mechanisms of hyperuricemia to prevent gout and associated diseases.
2016 Julia van Tuijl High fat diet-induced trained immunity in atherosclerosis.
2016 Laurens Verscheijden Building a virtual child to predict drug disposition in the pediatric brain.
2016 Cansu Yanginlar rained autoimmunity as a driver in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus.
2015 Gaby Eliesen Handling of biologicals by human placenta and the risk of their use during pregnancy.
2015 Shokoufeh Cheheili Sobbi The role of neuroinflammation in cognitive decline post-cardiac surgery. The FOCUS study.
2015 Jeroen Slaats Tumor immune escape: unravelling and overcoming the immunosuppressive mechanisms  and niche in melanoma.
2015 Inge Wortel Computational reconstruction of the tumour microenvironment: towards personalized cancer immunotherapy.

Microscopic Image contest

Images made with a MIC microscope.

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Microscopic Image contest

To participate submit an image and a short explanation.
Deadline to submit an image is 1 December 2018.

Please send your image and explanation to rimls.info@radboudumc.nl

Requirements:

  • Images are made with a MIC microscope
  • Images can be used to promote the MIC

Prize:

  • € 300,- for the best image.

Travel grant

RIMLS travel grants are available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses.

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Travel grant

RIMLS travel grants are available for work-related travel (e.g. conference, work placement) expenses. The RIMLS institute and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona have officially agreed to collaborate in each other's research and educational programs (read more).
 
Submissions motivations for the travel grants of 2019 should be sent before 1 December 2018 (23:59).

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Year Winner Journey
2018 Edyta Swider € 500,- to visit the ISMRM conference in Paris, France
2018 Jos Smits € 1000,- to visit the International Investigative Dermatology meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA
2018 Vera Dunlock € 700,- to visit the conference “Tetraspanin scaffolds in cancer and infectious disease” in Arizona, USA
2018 Nicole Visser € 1000,- for a work placement at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA
2018 Daphne Lobeek € 400,- to visit the 8'n international Symposium Sentinel Node Biopsy in Head and Neck Cancer - Consensus Meeting in London, UK
2018 Hanna Niehues € 1000,- to visit the International Investigative Dermatology meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA
2018 Martijn van den Bosch € 500,- to visit the OARSI 2018 World Congress in Liverpool, UK
2017 Marilen Benner Keystone symposium: "Maternal‐Fetal Cross" Washington D.C., USA
2017 Carlijn Bruggeling Work placement at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, USA
2017 Amelieke Cremers Work placement at the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
2017 Andreas Kompatscher Experimental Biology Meeting 2017, Chicago, USA
2017 Svenja Mennens Symposium EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
2017 Nelleke Spruijt Keystone Conference: Hematopoiesis. Banff, Alberta, Canada
2017 Laurens van de Wiel European Human Genetics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 Brooke Latour Keystone Symposium: Ubiquitin Signaling (X3), Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, Canada
2016 René Marke The American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference 2016 in San Diego, USA
2016 Pascal Miesen Keystone symposium. Small RNA silencing: Little Guides, big biology, Keystone Resort, Colorado USA
2016 Wouter Touw Work visit, Imperial College, London, UK
2016 Lotte de Winde 7th European Conference on Tetraspanins, Sheffield University Medical School, UK
2016 Jenny van der Wijst 60th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting (in combination with a work visit to the lab of Dr. Yifan Cheng), Los Angeles, USA
2015 Christian Büll Glyco23, 23rd International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Croatia
2015 Alex Garanto Iglesias Work placement, Iowa, USA
2015 Kirsten Kuipers Pneumococcus congress, Oxford, UK
2015 Marije Sloff TERMIS World Congress, Boston, USA
2015 Sophieke van der Steen 19th Biennial Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, France
2015 Florian Wimmers EFIS/EJI Immunology Summer School, Porto Cervo, Italy
2014 Michele Fedecostante IRB-PhD retreat, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Tessa van der Geest IRB-PhD retreat, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Lisanne van Oppen IRB-PhD retreat, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Rocio Acuna Conference European Society for Human Genetics, Milan, Italy
2014 Jeroen de Baaij ISN Forefronts, Boston, USA
2014 Ellen van den Bogaard 8th Georg Bajka Int symp on atopic dermatitis (ISAD), Nottingham, UK
2014 Arthur Kuipers Gordon Conference Barga Lucca, Italy

Supervisor of the year

Excellence is shown in many ways, and excellent supervision is something we should all strive for!

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Supervisor of the year

Is your supervisor your superhero? Inscribe him or her to compete for the “Supervisor of the year” title! All you need to do is fill in your supervisor’s name and 3 reasons why he or she is a source of inspiration. The name of the submitter will remain anonymous. Deadline is 1 December 2018, shortly after which the three nominees will be announced. The winner will be chosen by public vote and will be announced at the New Year’s Drinks, 15 January 2019. Be creative and participate, they deserve it!

Please send your nominations to: rimls.info@radboudumc.nl

Previous winners:
 
Year Winner Theme
2017 Ronald van Rij Infectious diseases and global health
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


 

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