08 Feb
09:00 - 10:00
Molecular reclassification of immune mediated disease for Personalised Medicine purposes: Are we beyond fiction?

MaCSBio lecture: Prof. Radstake

On the 8th February 2016, Prof. Dr. T.R.D.J. (Timothy) Radstake will be giving a lecture entitled, 'Molecular reclassification of immune mediated disease for Personalised Medicine purposes: Are we beyond fiction?'.  

About Prof. Radstake

Professor Radstake MD, Ph.D. attended medical school at the Radboud University in Nijmegen the Netherlands where he graduated in 2000. He next performed his PhD on the genetic factors that determine the susceptibility to Rheumatoid arthritis and the role of dendritic cells in this conditions that he finished in 2003 under the supervision of Professors van Riel and van den Berg. Soon after that he started his own research line on translational rheumatology with the ultimate aim to translate clinical problems to novel therapeutic targets.

Although starting his research in rheumatoid arthritis, over the years his group investigated a broader spectrum of rheumatic conditions including psoriatic arthritis and systemic sclerosis. From 2007 to 2008 prof. Radstake did a post-doctoral fellowship on the department of rheumatology at the Boston University School of Medicine (prof. R. Lafyatis) where he held a chair until 2014.

From March 2012 he holds the chair on translational immunology at the University Medical Center Utrecht were his research team, comprising roughly 40 fte, focuses on a systems medicine approach with the ultimate goal to achieve personalized health care on the basis of molecular taxonomy rather that clinical diagnosis. For this program he is involved in multiple efforts of the European Union with the aim to push the Systems Medicine forward in medicine in general. A side to his clinical work and role as director of the Utrecht Infection & Immunity FOCIS Center of Excellence, he is currently involved as an entrepreneur in multiple projects to bring potential therapeutic targets to the market, anti-CXCL4 as a novel therapeutic entry-point for scleroderma being the most progressed.

About the MaCSBio lecture series

The aim of this lecture series organized by Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology is to bring in renown national and international researchers in the field of Systems Biology and Personalized Medicine to Maastricht University. The lectures provide an inspirational atmosphere and foster collaboration with high profile researchers outside Maastricht. The event takes place roughly every two months.

Organizing committee

  • Domenica Dibenedetto
  • Gökhan Ertaylan
  • Michael Lenz