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School for Oncology and Developmental Biology

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 Science Day November 19th, 2020

GROW Science Day flyer

Dear GROW member,

In these peculiar and challenging times, we cordially invite you to join our annual GROW Science Day on November 19, 2020.

We have put together an interesting online programme for both Oncology and Developmental Biology researchers.

Theme of the day is ‘From basic science to clinical applications’ and on the program are a PhD debate, scientific presentations, online poster sessions and much more.

Keynote speakers are René Bernards and Siladitya Bhattacharya.
Susanne Maris will facilitate an online workshop on work-life balance in times of Corona-virus.

This year the poster session will be online. So a few things will be different to last editions.

One week in advance the posters will be available online (from November 12). The participants of the Science Day can vote for the annual poster price.
This year there will be two prices of €300,-. One for the best Oncology Poster and one for the best Developmental Biology Poster.

On November 17 we are organizing discussion boards to draw attention to the posters. Authors will be invited to join a discussion board in which their poster/ topic will be discussed. Instructions will follow separately.

Haven’t registered yet? Please make sure you do via this link:
https://www.aanmelder.nl/growscienceday2020

 

Research

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.

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Education

An important aim within GROW is training master's and PhD students in the fields of modern medicine and molecular life sciences.

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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.