Student Council Health and Life Sciences
Do you ever encounter problems in your study or do you have your own ideas about innovations or changes within your study or faculty? We are the Student Council Health and Life Sciences, the student representatives for HS, BMS and EPH (BA/MA) and we have a say in almost all levels within the university about innovations and changes in the studies, faculty and even within the university.
Every Thursday (except exam weeks), we have a walk-in hour from 12.30 to 13.30h where students can come to us with problems or ideas. We are located in the first room when you walk up the stairs on the footbridge (k2.497). In addition, you can also reach us via our website: www.sc-fhml.nl or like our Facebook page "Student Council Health & Life Sciences" to stay up to date.
First two TEFAF Fellowships awarded.
This year for the first time two TEFAF Fellowships are awarded to PhD students from GROW. Femke Ehlers and Nicky Beelen will have the opportunity to perform part of their research in the renowned lab of the TEFAF Honorary Chair, Professor Dr. Lisa Coussens at Oregon Health and Science Knight Cancer Center.
Femke Ehlers will spend 6 months at the OHSU Knight Cancer Center characterizing the natural killer (NK) cell-breast cancer cell interaction using state-of-the-art imaging techniques in order to develop clinically effective NK cell therapy for breast cancer.
Nicky Beelen will visit the group of Prof. Coussens for 12 months to profile the immune cell repertoire in breast cancer and to study the cytotoxic versus pro-tumor functions of NK cells and the interactions with extracellular vesicles. Since 2006, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is supporting international collaboration in cancer research by funding a special Chair of Oncology for visiting professors at GROW, the School for Oncology and Developmental Biology at Maastricht UMC+. This year, Fellowships will also be linked to this chair for the first time.
TEFAF Honorary Chair Prof. dr. Lisa Coussens and Prof. dr. Manon van Engeland (GROW) announced the TEFAF Fellowships this month. Femke and Nicky will leave for Oregon in September and January and will present their exchange experiences at the annual GROW Science Day.