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Kees Melief is the founding father of Cancer Immunology in the Netherlands. Already in 1985, he established the tumor immunology group at Leiden University Medical Center, and successfully integrated basic immunology and cancer research. Professor Melief and his research team achieved many ground-breaking and award-winning discoveries on the question how to mobilize the immune system to effectively fight cancer.
Researchers Marta Bermejo-Jambrina and Julia Eder, under supervision of Theo Geijtenbeek, discovered that heparan sulphates are involved in infection with the coronavirus.
31 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO.