Seven new Medical Delta professors

News - 15 June 2016 - Web editing office

During a special ceremony at the Medical Delta Event 2016, seven new Medical Delta professors will be inaugurated. The ceremony takes place in Delft on 21 June. Besides their current main appointment in Delft, Leiden or Rotterdam, each will be appointed in one of the other cities as well. One of the new professors is radiation oncologist Corrie Marijnen. She is head of the Radiotherapy department of LUMC and is appointed to the faculty of EEMCS (Intelligent Systems department).

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The new Medical Delta Professors

Prof. Cock van Duijn, Erasmus MC & Leiden University

Epidemiologist Prof. Cock van Duijn uses cohort population studies to learn about and prevent illness.
Inauguration speech: “Precision medicine in the Medical Delta: genes, metabolites and prevention.”

Prof. Thomas Hankemeier, Leiden University & Erasmus MC

Analytical Bioscientist Prof. Thomas Hankemeier envisions metabolomics to change healthcare, which the Medical Delta is in a unique place for to achieve.
Inauguration speech: “Big Data in the Medical Delta: how metabolomics will change healthcare.”

Prof. Marileen Dogterom, TU Delft & Leiden University

Biophysicist Prof. Marileen Dogterom aims to quantitatively understand the biology of the building blocks of life to lay the foundations for truly personalized treatments.
Inauguration speech: “Can we build a synthetic cell? And will this impact personalised medicine?”

Prof. Claire Wyman, Erasmus MC & TU Delft

Molecular biologist Prof. Claire Wyman studies the relation between the genome and treatment chances for breast cancer, and pioneers multidisciplinary education to make a difference.
Inauguration speech: “What’s the difference between Angelina Jolie and me? We train scientists to find nanoscale answers.”

Prof. Corrie Marijnen, LUMC & TU Delft

Radiation oncologist Prof. Corrie Marijnen works to improve cancer treatments by minimizing side effects and integrating the available data.
Inauguration speech: “HollandPTC, a dream comes true: protons, patients and preferences.”

Prof. Jean Philippe Pignol, Erasmus MC & TU Delft

Radiation oncologist Prof. Jean Philippe Pignol aims to make radiotherapy treatments, for example of breast cancer, easier to patients.
Inauguration speech: “Active women with breast cancer: the one-hour radiation treatment.”

Prof. Rob Nelissen, LUMC & TU Delft

Orthopaedic surgeon Prof. Rob Nelissen focuses on start-up activities in medical technology areas such as 3D-printed implants to improve patient safety and treatment quality.
Inauguration speech: “Smart implant surgery: patient safety, 3D-printed implants & quality.”

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