How killer -T-cells migrate towards virus-infected cells
Joost Beltman

Joost Beltman (LACDR, Leiden University) has provided novel  insights in the way T cells migrate towards virus-infected cells. This was accomplished by a combination of experimental research in the group of Ton Schumacher (Dutch Cancer Institute, NKI) and computer simulations in collaboration with Rob de Boer (Utrecht University). The results have been published in the December edition of The Journal of Immunology. 

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Marjo de Graauw wins global innovation award

Marjo de Graauw, adviser Educational Innovation and Academic Teacher at Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences has won the Turnitin GLobal Innovator Award for Europe. 

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Horizon2020 project EU-ToxRisk

In a large (30 Million €) H2020-supported collaborative project, academia joins forces with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large industry, contract research organisations (CROs) and regulatory bodies to achieve a paradigm shift in toxicology towards a more efficient and animal-free chemical safety assessment. 

Coordinated by Bob van de Water, Professor of Toxicology at Leiden University, EU-ToxRisk intends to become the European flagship for animal-free chemical safety assessment.

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Oratie Miranda van Eck: vaatwastabletten voor schone, vetvrije vaten

In haar oratie op 11 september belicht Miranda van Eck, hoogleraar Cardiovascular and Metabolic Therapeutics, haar onderzoek ten behoeve van de ontwikkeling

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Minister of Education approves Leiden Pharmacy master’s

The Minister of Education, Culture and Science has approved the application for the master’s programme in Pharmacy in Leiden.

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Dr. Gerard van Westen receives VENI grant

Dr. Gerard van Westen (LACDR/division of Medicinal Chemistry) has been awarded with a VENI grant from NWO, the Dutch Research Council.  The research proposal Gerard will work on for the next three years is entitled “Fighting cancer through G Protein-Coupled Receptors”.

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Treeway Summer Challenge 2015 – Leiden Univ

The social impact of last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge was unprecedented. However a cure for the 300.000 people worldwide who are living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, remains out of reach. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is a devastating disease leading to muscle weakness, difficulty in swallowing, speech, and eventually paralysis and death. 

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Prof. dr. G.J. Mulder erelid Gezondheidsraad


Op 30 juni  werd prof. dr. Gerard Mulder benoemd tot erelid van de Gezondheidsraad.

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Prof.dr. Ad IJzerman appointed as Secretary of The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities

As of May 2015, Prof. dr. Ad Ijzerman has been appointed as Secretary of The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.

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hDMT, Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies officially started

The Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) has been officially launched on 18 May. As founding partner Leiden University, including the LACDR, is strongly involved in the formation of this institute.

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Bart Lenselink will represent LACDR at the FIGON Dutch Medicines Days

Drs. Bart Lenselink won the oral presentation at the LACDR Spring Symposium with his presentation “Predicting Drug Potency”.

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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences ranks 9th in QS World University Rankings

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences in Leiden ranks 9th place in 2015 QS World Rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

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Genen met effect op uitzaaiing borstkanker ontdekt

Onderzoekers van het LACDR hebben genen in kaart gebracht die uitzaaiingen van borstkankercellen veroorzaken.

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Annelien Zweemer Discoverer of the Year 2014

At the New Year’s reception of the Faculty of Science on 6 January, it was announced that Annelien Zweemer, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, has been awarded the ‘Discoverer of the Year 2014’ prize. Matteo Brogi, Leiden Observatory, wrote the best dissertation in 2014 and Dennis Claessen, Institute of Biology Leiden, has been declared ‘best teacher of 2014’.

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Interview met Piet Hein van der Graaf op Leiden.NU

Op de website Leiden.NU staat een interessant en leuk interview met Prof. Dr. Piet Hein van der Graaf, Wetenschappelijk Directeur van het LACDR:

Koen van der Maaden promoveert Cum Laude

Toekomstperspectief voor pijnloze vaccinatie met micronaalden

Vaccins toedienen met micronaalden kunnen een pijnloos alternatief worden voor conventionele dikke injectienaalden. Koen van der Maaden bedacht hiervoor nieuwe strategieën. Hij promoveerde op 10 december Cum Laude.

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Treeway B.V. and Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR) collaborate on ALS therapy development

Treeway and LACDR at the University of Leiden join forces and form a collaboration focused on the optimization of clinical trial designs and data-analysis for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) through the use of population disease progression models.

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Rode Loper films (Red Loop films)

The drug development chain at Leiden Bio Science Park in 10 short films.

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