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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

LUMC updates Chinese delegation on e-health and population health

What does the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) do in the field of e-health and population health and how could you apply and expand this in Hong Kong? To answer this question, a delegation from the Food and Health Bureau, part of the Hong Kong government, visited the LUMC on Friday 17 May.

Two million euros for virtual lifestyle coach

The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the National eHealth Living Lab (NeLL) have been awarded 2 million euros for the 'Perfect Fit' project within a strong national consortium. The money comes from the Big Data and Health research programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

LUMC non-smoking as of 1 July

Since Monday 1 July, the entire Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) site has been non-smoking. That means that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the site. The smoking shelters have disappeared and additional non-smoking generation boards are being placed. If you still want to smoke, you will have to leave the site.

EU awards EUR 18 million for research into new antibiotics

An international consortium of research groups aims to develop novel antibiotics against the tuberculosis bacteria and two other deadly bacteria. The European Union has awarded a total of EUR 18 million to the RespiriTB and RespiriNTM projects. Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) will be taking part in the study, that is set to last six years.

1,5 million euros to work on neglected tropical and poverty related diseases

Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the TU Delft received 1,5 million euro to fight neglected tropical and poverty related diseases. They will work on two projects: one on smart diagnostics for malaria, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths and another on controlled human helminth infection.

€1.5 million to make immunotherapy suitable for more cancer patients

Researcher Noel de Miranda wishes to make immunotherapy accessible to more cancer patients. "At present, only a small proportion of patients benefit from this promising treatment." To achieve his goal, De Miranda is receiving a Starting Grant of €1.5 million from the European Research Council (ERC).

USD 1.6 million to develop TB vaccine

Researchers in Leiden are pioneering a new way to develop a tuberculosis vaccine. Their work is important because TB remains the deadliest infectious disease in the world. The researchers are receiving a USD 1.6 million grant from the US research funding agency National Institutes of Health to support their work.