26 June 2020

2019: Building on Success and Launching New Initiatives

Oncode Institute is proud to present the public summary of its second Annual Report.

Vesna de Jong

Vesna de Jong

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.

The report showcases the highlights of Oncode in 2019. Outsmarting cancer is one of the most ambitious missions of our times - one that no single group can complete on its own. That’s why we have joined the forces of 61 research groups across the Netherlands. Our 800+ researchers have access to world class infrastructure, technologies, training, support teams and financial means to support high-risk research projects. Oncode’s scientific community is deliberately set up to promote interdisciplinary research, reduce barriers to collaboration, and foster a culture of openness and sharing.

We invite you to read about how we did that last year and what we are planning for the future.

Click here to read the full report

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