2.2 million European grant for biological clock researcher
LUMC professor of Neurophysiology Joke Meijer receives more than 2.2 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). She will use this so-called Advanced Grant for her research into the biological clock.
‘Vitality and Ageing’ and ‘Biomedical Sciences’ are top Master’s
Leiden’s Vitality and Ageing Master’s programme has been named the best programme in this year’s Keuzegids Masters, the most important Dutch Master’s Programme Guide. Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University was also given top ranking. Pharmacy rose to second place and there was once again little difference in quality between the Master’s programmes in Medicine.
Gene therapy with implanted LED device automatically corrects heart rhythm
Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. In the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine, they describe how their bioelectronic defibrillator works in the laboratory. It could be the first step towards a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation.
Vici totalling 1.5 million euros each for two LUMC researchers
Dr Susana Chuva de Sousa Lopes and Prof. Haico van Attikum have each received 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for their work on sex change in cells and DNA replication.
Honorary doctorate from Leiden University for stem cell biologist Melissa Little
On Friday 8 February 2019, the Australian stem cell biologist Melissa Little was awarded an honorary doctorate on the occasion of the Leiden University Foundation Day. She received the recognition for her pioneering work relating to regenerative therapy in the kidneys.
LUMC-Campus Den Haag committed to healthier region
How can we use population health management to help the citizens of The Hague to become and stay healthy? This was the key question at the 5th working conference of LUMC Campus The Hague on Tuesday 15 January. Over 150 medical doctors, researchers, teachers, care professionals, managers and policy-makers discussed the application of population health management in the Haaglanden area. Keynote speakers were Jet Bussemaker and Stephen Sutch.
LUMC-Campus Den Haag launches MOOC on Population Health Management
On 15 January, during the 5th working conference at LUMC Campus Den Haag, a massive open online course (MOOC) was launched entitled ‘Fundamentals of Population Health Management’. This free course is the first in a series of nine online lectures that will appear later this year.