The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is linked to the University of Groningen (UG). Research, teaching, professional training and patient care are closely integrated and the research facilities are excellent. The UMCG’s mission is ‘Building the Future of Health’ which is achieved by focusing its research on mechanisms of disease, innovative treatments and prevention.
The UMCG has an excellent track record in translational and clinical oncology research. In a multidisciplinary approach, world-class pre-clinical and clinical studies are performed on adoptive T cell-based treatments, tumor vaccination and immune checkpoint inhibitors, in which molecular imaging plays a prominent role. More than 60 principal investigators are connected within the Cancer Research Center Groningen (CRCG), which is part of our Comprehensive Cancer Center. The applicant has access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including our flow cytometry, advanced microscopy, genomics and animal facilities.