Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

The RIMLS accommodates research groups from the Radboudumc and Radboud University’s Faculty of Science.

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Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

The 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 themes

The 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 impact

In 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.


The 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 expertise

Our 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.


Management team

The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences is managed by the Scientific Director and the Scientific Managers.

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Management team

From left to right: René Bindels, scientific director, Dagmar Eleveld-Trancikova, scientific manager and Clasien Oomen, scientific manager.

Scientific integrity

Radboudumc believes scientific integrity is the basis of science itself. Scientific results are useless when their validity or sources are questionable. read more

Press Information Officers

For interview requests and permission to take photos or make video and audio recording, you can contact one of our information officers. read more

Grants and awards RIMLS

RIMLS grants several awards, such as the Hans Bloemendal medal.

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New Frontiers symposium

Every year, RIMLS and RIHS each organize an international symposium across one of the thematic areas of the Radboudumc with the intention of exploring the newest scientific research and pioneering developments from molecule to man and population.

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Annual Reports

Every year, we look back at the highlights of the last year.

Support team IM for complex research ICT related questions

IM (Informatie Management) has started with a support team in the Research Tower (route 259). This support team will be available for complex questions regarding ICT issues (pilot). Feel welcome to drop by.
This new helpdesk is primarily intended for non-standard questions and solutions for research groups (for standard questions call the ICT helpdesk 15071). The support team can help you to find solutions for your ICT questions. 

The team will be present at:

Tuesday, 08:00 - 12:00 hrs.
Wednesday, 08:00 - 16:00 hrs.
Thursday, 08:00 - 12:00 hrs.


RIMLS office, route 259, ground floor RIMLS building. The support team (Remco den Ouden, Arthur Pistorius and Michel Verbruggen) can be reached by phone on 10707 (+31 24 3610707).

Practical information

Front office

Our front office, amongst others, serves as a first port of call for all general enquiries. read more

Contact and getting there

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Entrance: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

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Contact and getting there

Visiting address

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Geert Grooteplein 28
6525 GA Nijmegen

Postal address

Post 259 RIMLS
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands


T: +31 (0)24 361 07 07
E: rimls@radboudumc.nl
W: www.rimls.nl


Enter building at: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

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

Publication affiliation

For publications, please note the correct affiliation of our institute is as follows:

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Publication affiliation

Radboud university medical center, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Department of [name], Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Radboud university medical center, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Figdor Lecture Theater

Want to book our lecture theater? Find out how.

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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.

Photo impression: link.

  • The Figdor Lecture Theater can be booked via the RIMLS Front Office, Geert Grooteplein 28, ground floor, room 0.01. Tel 024 36 68051.

Photo impression RIMLS events

Snapshots of RIMLS events throughout several years.

  • The third edition of RIMLSpeaks entitled “Challenge for change" was organized for all our (j)PI’s in Huize Heyendael.

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Internal Advisory Board

The Internal Advisory Board advises the RIMLS Scientific Director.