1 februari 2019

TEFAF Honorary Chair 2019

The 2019 TEFAF Oncology Chair will be occupied by Prof. dr. Lisa Coussens, OHSU Knight Cancer Center, Portland, USA.

Dr. Coussens’ research focuses on revealing roles for normal immune cells in regulating various facets of solid tumor development, identifying leukocyte activities that are co-opted by early tumors to support ongoing cancer development, and in understanding the role leukocytes play in regulating responses to cytotoxic, targeted and immunebased therapies. 
Utilizing mouse models of skin and mammary carcinoma, mesothelioma, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma, her research identified critical immune-regulated pathways for therapeutic targeting that are being translated to the clinic in combination with chemotherapy in women with metastatic triple negative breast cancer, pancreas cancer, and head & neck squamous cancer.

Prof. Coussens and GROW are pleased to offer a fellowship (covering housing and travel costs) for a young scientist (PhD student/postdoc level) to spend time in the lab of Prof. Coussens. 
The final fellowship program and period will be determined upon consultation with Dr. Coussens.

If you are interested in this fellowship, send a 3-page application including a summary of your CV, summary of your research, your motivation and a proposal for research activities to the GROW office; secretariaat-grow@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Deadline;  February 25th, 2019.

The GROW Research Board will preselect three candidates for an interview with Dr. Coussens on March 21st. 
Dr. Coussens will select the candidate for the fellowship, to be announced during TEFAF Honorary Chair Symposium and Inauguration March 22.

For Programme details of the TEFAF 2019 Symposium and Inauguration of Prof. Coussens and free registration see flyer attached and via this link; TEFAF CHAIR 2019