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Dual appointment of seven new Medical Delta professors

Seven new Medical Delta professors revealed their research plans in a lecture marathon on 21 June. The professors at Leiden University, the LUMC, Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam operate at the interface between life sciences and health and technology.

Medical Delta

Their combined expertise in technology and healthcare is bringing personalised medicines and more effective treatments a step closer. The Medical Delta appointment gives these seven professors a dual appointment; they will each be affiliated to two universities. Five of the seven are professors in Leiden: Cock van Duijn, Thomas Hankemeier, Rob Nelissen, Marileen Dogterom and Corrie Marijnen. 

Medical Delta event

The appointment was made during the Medical Delta event in Delft attended by 350 scientists, medical specialists and professionals from the public sector. It is the second time that these dual appointments have been made. The first occasion was in 2014 when eleven Medical Delta professors were appointed.  

Innovations in treatment

The collaboration between the Medical Delta professors appointed in 2014  - also including medical specialists from Leiden and Rotterdam and engineers from Delft - has already generated a number of innovations. These include the development of 3D prints of the human body and in the field of minimally invasive treatments. These kinds of surgeries leave smaller scars and patients are able to recover more quickly.

 Lectures by Medical Delta professors 2016

•             Prof. Cock van Duijn – Erasmus MC / Leiden University

Precision medicine in Medical Delta: About genes, metabolites and prevention

•             Prof. Thomas Hankemeier – Leiden University / Erasmus MC

Big Data in Medical Delta: How metabolomics will change healthcare

•             Prof. Marileen Dogterom – TU Delft / Leiden University

Can we build a synthetic cell? And will this impact personalised medicine?

•             Prof. Claire Wyman – Erasmus MC / TU Delft

What’s the difference between Angelina Jolie and me? We train scientists to find nanoscale answers.

•             Prof. Corrie Marijnen – LUMC / TU Delft

HollandPTC: a dream comes true: About protons, patients and preferences

•             Prof. Jean-Philippe Pignol – Erasmus MC / TU Delft

Active women with breast cancer: About the one-hour radiation treatment

•             Prof. Rob Nelissen – LUMC / TU Delft

Smart Implant Surgery! Medical Delta adds: About patient safety, 3D printed implants & quality