Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Location: Medical Education Auditorium Rm. 3110
Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Genetics, Hubrecht Institute
Director Research, Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology
“Lgr5 stem cell based organoids and their
applications in cancer research”
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Medical Education Auditorium Rm. 3110
Johannes Carolus (Hans) Clevers is a professor in molecular genetics, a geneticist, physician, and medical researcher who identified the stem cells in the intestine. He is one of the world’s leading researchers on normal stem cells and their potential for regenerative therapy. Clevers obtained his M.D. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1985 at Utrecht University. He is Professor in Molecular Genetics at the same university. He received the Spinoza Prize in 2001 and became Director of the Hubrecht Institute in 2002. He was elected as the president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the Director of Research of the Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology since 1 June 2015. In 2013 he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
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