Two RIMLS researchers go abroad with Rubicon

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The Rubicon grant is awarded either to talented researchers that go abroad for two years to gain new research experiences or to attract talent from abroad to perform research in the Netherlands. 

This year, 17 researchers received an NWO Rubicon grant, 6 of them are from the Radboudumc/Radboud University. 

For the Radboud Institute of Molecular Life Sciences 2 researchers received a Rubicon Grant. 



undefinedundefinedEmmy Fleuren, worked at the Dept. of Medical Oncology and is now working at the Institute of Cancer Research, London UK for 24 months. 

Synthetic lethal approaches for the treatment of 'AYA' sarcoma: 
Synthetic lethality is a potentially weak spot in cancer cells. There are indications that this concept can play a role in certain types of cancer in young people ('AYA sarcomas'). Emmy will exploit this weak spot to realise a specific therapy.  



undefinedAnneke Navis, worked at the Dept. of Pathology and is now working at the Sweden Karolinska Institute, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics for 24 months 

Towards the root of the evil: Elucidation of the mechanism regulating neurodevelopmental factors essential for glioblastoma development and propagation:
Before a malignant brain tumour (a glioblastoma) develops, a cell must adapt itself considerably: changes in the DNA are essential but also more stem-cell-like behaviour is necessary. Anneke will analyse how DNA changes can lead to such a stem-cell-like cell. 



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