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News
24 November 2022
AlphaFill: filling in the blanks in protein structure prediction
The development of tools like AlphaFold and RoseTTAfold, and more recently of the ESM Metagenomic Atlas and OmegaFold, was a gamechanger in the field of 3D protein structure prediction. However, for many proteins a pivotal piece to the puzzle was still lacking, as most proteins do not function without specific cofactors. New work by the group of Oncode Investigator Anastassis Perrakis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute literally fills this void and brings AlphaFill into the picture. Their work was published today in Nature Methods.
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News
22 November 2022
Tineke Lenstra joins the EMBO Young Investigator Programme
EMBO just announced 24 life scientists as the newest members of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. One of the new members is Oncode Investigator Tineke Lenstra (Netherlands Cancer Institute), with her project on understanding transcriptional bursting in single cells. The Young Investigator Programme supports excellent group leaders who have been in independent positions for less than four years and have an excellent track record of scientific achievements.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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News
18 November 2022
Oncode Institute welcomes Marvin Tanenbaum to the Research Management Committee
We are pleased to welcome Oncode Investigator Marvin Tanenbaum (Hubrecht Institute) to Oncode’s Research Management Committee (RMC). Marvin will replace Oncode Investigator Thijn Brummelkamp (NKI), who was part of the RMC for 4 years.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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News
14 November 2022
Faster, better, cheaper, and more efficient: how you can use the Protein Facility for your research
An interview with Anastassis Perrakis about the Protein Facility
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9 November 2022
Vacancy Business Development Professional
We are looking for a Business Development Professional to join our team!
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<span>Vesna</span><span>de Jong</span>

Vesna is a Digital Content Manager at Lygature, and is responsible for all things digital at Oncode. Originally from Slovenia, where she finished her MA in English language and literature, life led her to the Netherlands. Vesna has more than 10 years of experience in translation and localization, and has gained extensive experience of digital communications while working for one of the biggest online travel agencies.
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News
19 October 2022
Ruben van Boxtel receives prestigious NYSCF Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Award
The NYSCF Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Award was awarded in New York today to Oncode Investigator Ruben van Boxtel. Van Boxtel, research group leader at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, will use the award to accelerate his research on the role of stem cells in the development and eventual prevention of adverse late effects in children cured of cancer. In addition to a $1.5 million prize for his research, Van Boxtel joins a network with other leading researchers in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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25 April 2022
Interview on Oncode-PACT: De-risking the preclinical phase
Although Dutch fundamental cancer research is among the world’s best, findings in this area rarely result in viable cancer medicines. How should this be improved? Oncode’s Managing Director Alain Kummer, Oncode Business Development expert Emil Pot and Friso Smit, business development manager of the Utrecht Science Park, reflect on this issue, with reference to the Oncode-PACT* Growth Fund proposal. They co-created this proposal with many other stakeholders.
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News
13 October 2022
Vacancy (Senior) Grant Officer
Oncode Institute is looking for a (Senior) Grant Officer who will take the lead in developing an organizational strategy for subsidy-funded strategic collaborations and scouting for international funding opportunities for Oncode consortia.
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<span>Vesna</span><span>de Jong</span>

Vesna is a Digital Content Manager at Lygature, and is responsible for all things digital at Oncode. Originally from Slovenia, where she finished her MA in English language and literature, life led her to the Netherlands. Vesna has more than 10 years of experience in translation and localization, and has gained extensive experience of digital communications while working for one of the biggest online travel agencies.
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News
10 October 2022
First step towards precision medicine for sarcoma using mini tumors
The team of Oncode Investigator Jarno Drost together with other scientists at the Princess Máxima Center have cultured organoids from rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive soft tissue tumor, for the first time. The organoids, 3D mini tumors grown in the lab, mimic the genetic and molecular abnormalities much better than the research models used until now.
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News
5 October 2022
The next frontiers in cancer vaccines: when academia’s and industry’s bright minds get together
During the 3rd edition of the Biotech Wednesday Event, co-organized by HollandBIO and Oncode Institute, academia and industry came together to discuss the past, present and future of therapeutic cancer vaccines. In a packed Pakhuis de Zwijger, the brightest scientists and industry leaders in the cancer vaccine development shared their research and new developments including an outlook on the future.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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News
19 September 2022
Meeting researchers’ needs: Advanced workshop Preclinical tumor immune models for therapeutic discovery and validation
With more than a hundred participants covering a broad community interested in the immuno-oncology field, this successful advanced workshop featured an exciting programme.
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<span>Vesna</span><span>de Jong</span>

Vesna is a Digital Content Manager at Lygature, and is responsible for all things digital at Oncode. Originally from Slovenia, where she finished her MA in English language and literature, life led her to the Netherlands. Vesna has more than 10 years of experience in translation and localization, and has gained extensive experience of digital communications while working for one of the biggest online travel agencies.