Contributing Editor: Marjolein van Egmond, Ph.D

Marjolein van Egmond received her Ph.D. from University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 2000 she transferred to the VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she started her own research group ?Inflammation and Cancer?.

Van Egmond is currently Associate Professor, and responsible for the supervision of several Ph.D students and Post-Docs working on the relationship between (surgery-induced) inflammation and tumor development. In addition, the potential of targeting tumors with antibody therapy has become a major research topic.

Due to Van Egmond’s affiliations with a research department (Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology) and a clinical department (Surgery), she is in an excellent position to translate experimental findings into clinical applications, which recently resulted in initiation of several clinical trials.

To support her research Van Egmond received multiple grants including a VENI (2003), VIDI (2007) and VICI (2014) of the prestigious Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research / NWO). In 2009 she was nominated for the Amsterdam Inventors Award.

Van Egmond’s current research is supported by grants from the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), Dutch Digestive Foundation, Cancer Center Amsterdam, AgentschapNL, and NWO.

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Photo: Marjolein van Egmond, Ph.D. Photo Courtesy: DigiDaan

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