School for Oncology and Developmental Biology - GROW
Research institutes

GROW - Research Institute for Oncology and Reproduction

GROW focuses on research and teaching of genetic and cellular mechanisms, as well as environmental and life-style factors that underlie normal (embryonic and fetal) and abnormal (cancer) growth. The emphasis is on basic and translational research, aiming at innovative approaches for individualizing prevention, patient diagnosis, and treatment for genetically determined diseases and cancer.



  • Prof. Dr. René van der Hulst has been appointed medical director of the Maastricht UMC+ Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCC) as of July 1st, 2023. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Bernd Kremer. Together with managing director Milenka van Kempen and the management of research school GROW he will continue to...

  • Having an impact in people's lives and on society as a whole. Being able to make a real difference. That is what Prof Klara Mosterd wants to achieve with her research into skin cancer and the clinical treatment of patients. On 17 March 2023, she will deliver her inaugural address titled ever so...

  • This year, for the first time, two TEFAF Fellowships are awarded to PhD students from GROW (School for Oncology & Developmental Biology). Femke Ehlers and Nicky Beelen will have the opportunity to perform part of their research in the renowned lab of the TEFAF Honorary Chair, Professor Dr. Lisa...

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