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Oncode Annual Conference
Annual Conference – young researchers are the future
On November 8th and 9th 2018, cancer researchers from all over The Netherlands gathered for the Oncode-CGC Annual Conference. A quick look at the audience showed that not only the speakers were a dynamic mix of people. It is safe to say that the cancer research community is young, diverse and very motivated to create impact.
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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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Medications specifically for Children with Cancer
Separate research is needed in the case of children with cancer. Children differ from adults in the types of cancer they develop. Researchers at the recently opened Princess Máxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology are looking for medications that work more specific than chemotherapy. NEMO Kennislink visited them.
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First Start-up Oncode Institute launched
Oncode Investigator, Alexander van Oudenaarden, is one of the pioneers in the field of single-cell sequencing. From his lab at the Hubrecht Institute the company Single Cell Discoveries was recently launched with the help of the valorization team of Oncode.
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Fundamental Science: an uncertain endeavour into uncharted territory
Oncode invests in curiosity driven research. We asked Oncode Investigator Madelon Maurice and General Director Ton Rijnders to explain why.
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On hair balls, ink pads, and folds
Neatly rolled up in a cell nucleus of only a hundredth of a millimetre in size, our genome consists of approximately two metres of DNA spread over 46 chromosomes. Three Oncode Investigators explain why they are fascinated by the spatial organization of this tiny ball of thread.
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H.M. Queen Máxima officially launches Oncode Institute
With so much excellent cancer research already being done in the Netherlands, what value can a new organization add? That question was answered today in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima, who officially opened Oncode Institute with an elegant gesture.
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An open letter to patients
On the occasion of the launch of Oncode Institute, we, the institute’s founding scientists, wish to say a few words to you.
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The benefits of unrestricted grants
What if researchers were given money along with the freedom to work as they wished, without the red tape?
Hidde Boersma
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Successful partnerships
What do haploid cells, the common cold and certain congenital illnesses have in common? Each one is the focus of a small biotech company started by fundamental researcher Thijn Brummelkamp.
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