Tomas Kirchhoff, Jeffrey Weber (New York University), Rosalie Luiten, Wouter Ouwerkerk (Dermatology, Amsterdam UMC) and John Haanen (AVL-NKI) obtained a Team Science Award of the Melanoma Research Alliance, for setting up a worldwide consortium for collaborative research on Germline biomarkers of melanoma immunotherapy.

Awards for team science are designed to foster a collaborative research process and promote transformational melanoma research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.

Multidisciplinary teams of two or more established Principal Investigators and a Young Investigator with complementary expertise will receive up to $900,000 total over 3 years, to support projects with the potential to lead to transformative advances in prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging and/or treatment of melanoma.