GROW thesis defense
Yvon Timmermans - ‘Towards prepared mums; The development of the TOP-mums lifestyle intervention for women with a child wish using a multilevel approach’
The School for Oncology & Developmental Biology (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) development. 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.
GROW research activities in the areas of oncology and developmental medicine are closely interrelated, revolving around the same basic concepts and research techniques. Scientists at GROW collaborate intensively with clinicians at the Maastricht Oncology Centre and the Centre for Genetics, Reproduction and Child Health.
An important aim within GROW is training master's and PhD students in the fields of modern medicine and molecular life sciences.
“Our results have been a wake-up call for IVF centers worldwide.”
“Ultimately, we want personal, tailor-made lifestyle advice for every cancer survivor who needs it.”
“We are repurposing a well-known malaria-drug for our fight against cancer.”
A video interview with Prof. Philippe Lambin
In this ERC PoC project, we introduce fully automated software for fast, accurate, observer independent and reproducible detection and volumetric segmentation of (lung) tumours and metastases on CT images.
Andre Dekker is a clinical physicist and professor of Clinical Data Science at Maastricht University, Maastricht UMC+ and the MAASTRO Clinic. Since 2010 he has led a research group. He has over 150 publications to his name and has supervised more than 25 PhD candidates.
GROW works in close cooperation with the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+). MUMC+ is known both nationally and internationally for its focus on prevention and taking an integrated approach to health care: from prevention, promotion of good health, and basic care, to top-level clinical diagnostics and treatment. Patient safety is our top priority in all of our endeavours. MUMC+ is part of The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres.