RIMLS online award ceremony proudly presenting the winners13 January 2021
In this special webinar of the RIMLS New Year Celebration, scientific director René Bindels reviewed 2020 and looked forward to 2021. But more importantly a number of researchers received prizes in the traditional RIMLS awards ceremony.
Cell spreading is hard work Bioenergetics of stem cell mechanoresponses in Biomaterials12 November 2020
The study of Bioenergetics of stem cell mechanoresponses, published in Biomaterials is carried out in a collaboration between Werner Koopman, theme Metabolic Diseases, and colleagues from the Radboud University and California Institute of Technology.
Experts on metabolic diseases still an unknown major problem...1 July 2020
Six Dutch UMCs and a patient association contribute to treating and solving this major, often unknown, problem. Timely detection of metabolic diseases is vital. Therefore, Radboudumc is also part of the consortium “United for Metabolic Diseases”.
Metabolomics Society Early Career Travel Award for Purva Kulkarni18 June 2020
Purva Kulkarni has been awarded the Metabolomics Society Early Career Travel Award to present her work titled - Towards precision diagnostics: Untargeted metabolomics for the diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism in individual patients.
Khondrion begins study on optimal dosage of new drug10 February 2020
Pharmaceutical company Khondrion, a spin-off from Radboudumc, has taken another important step in the development of its drug sonlicromanol. The first patients have used the drug as part of a phase 2b study, which focuses on determining the optimum dose and efficacy.
RIMLS PhD retreat registration is open23 January 2020
Yearly, RIMLS PhD candidates gather for the two-day PhD Retreat. Apart from the science, this event is highly valued for the opportunity to meet and get to know fellow PhD candidates during the social activities. Early bird registration and abstract submission deadline: 4 March 2020.
Stofwisselkracht grant for Daan Panneman and Richard Rodenburg16 January 2020
Daan Panneman & Richard Rodenburg have been awarded a Stofwisselkracht grant for their proposal “CRISPR/Cas9 knock-in complementation in fibroblasts of mitochondrial disease patients”. Together with Omar Tutakhel & Jan Smeitink they will investigate the possibility of using CRISPR/Cas9 knock-in.
Newly appointed Junior Principal Clinicians3 December 2019
The appointed junior Principal Clinician for RIMLS are Heidi Zweers-van Essen and Jenneke Leentjens. These caregivers are at the forefront of renewing patient care and take the lead in the development and realization of the Radboudumc vision.
RIMLS 25 years jubilee festival The Future is Yesterday3 October 2019
Together with more than 250 colleagues and alumni we celebrated 25 years of research into the molecular mechanisms of disease. During this exciting and informal event, we not only took a trip down memory lane, but also looked ahead to the next 25 years and beyond…...
New mitochondrial DNA maintenance disease uncovered1 October 2019
The group of Hans Spelbrink, theme Mitochondrial diseases, and colleagues, has identified and characterized mutations in the mtDNA maintenance gene SSBP1 in families with optic atrophy and foveopathy. This paper is now online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Front cover Human Mutation21 August 2019
The MetaDome web server build to interpret genetic variants based on genetic tolerance and homologous protein domains is featured on the Cover of Human Mutation. MetaDome was developed by Laurens van de Wiel, Coos Baakman, Daan Gilissen, Joris Veltman, Gert Vriend and Christian Gilissen,
Grant to study mitochondrial morphofunction in Parkinson’s disease14 March 2019
Werner Koopman, theme Mitochondrial diseases, received 400,000 euro as a member of the PD-MitoQUANT consortium. The latter is an EU-funded Innovative Medicines Initiative research project that will improve our understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future.
Mitochondrial DNA replication factors in mtRNA metabolism5 February 2019
Hans Spelbrink, theme Mitochondrial diseases, published in Nucleic Acids Research, that two factors in mitochondrial DNA replication, namely the mtDNA helicase Twinkle and the mtDNA single-stranded DNA-binding protein mtSSB, play an important role in mitochondrial RNA metabolism.
COPAL reveals remodeling of mitochondrial protein complexes in Barth syndrome21 January 2019
Martijn Huijnen, theme Mitochondrial diseases, and colleagues developed COmplexome Profiling ALignment (COPAL) to systematically asses the effect of Barth syndome on mitochondrial protein complexes. They published their findings in Bioinformatics.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Big data, better healthcare? - 1 November 20187 November 2018
Examples from the application of deep learning to image reading in pathology and radiology and the application of network medicine to monitor infectious disease outbreaks or collective mood states using twitter data showed the huge potential of big data approaches for building better healthcare.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Better care, network care? - 2 November 20187 November 2018
No easy answers at this symposium last Friday, only challenges that can be overcome if we succeed in 5 things. First and most radically, put patients in the center of healthcare. Second, start with assessing what the local population needs and not what local professionals have to offer.
Tweaking the gearbox of mitochondrial complex I1 November 2018
Alfredo Cabrera-Orefice, Ulrich Brandt and colleagues, theme Mitochondrial Diseases, concluded in Nature Communications that the movement of a critical loop of subunit ND3 located at the ubiquinone-binding pocket of respiratory complex I is required to drive proton pumping.
Best clinical abstract award for Lando Janssen4 October 2018
During the annual John Goldman Conference on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Miami, Lando Janssen received the best clinical abstract award for his abstract entitled “Skeletal muscle toxicity associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia”.
Biodegradable nanoreactors demonstrate ROS shielding in human-complex-I-deficient fibroblasts9 July 2018
Researchers of the Radboudumc and colleagues have successfully developed enzyme-loaded polymersomal nanoreactors capable of undergoing cellular integration in a controlled fashion and, subsequently, function as synthetic organelles.
Exercise and the kidneys; effects on kidney function and injury26 June 2018
Coen Bongers, Thijs Eijsvogels, Maria Hopman and colleagues published an article in Physiological Reports on the effects of acute versus prolonged exercise and dehydration on kidney function and kidney damage in healthy young adults.
Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite18 April 2018
The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. It was discovered recently by researchers from Radboudumc and colleagues and published in Cell Reports.