In early November, the Hubrecht Institute opened its new laboratory building. The institute, that celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2016, is now ready for a new era of fundamental research.
The Hubrecht Institute was one of the first organisations to move to the Uithof in the sixties. In 2000 the institute moved to a new building. After many scientific successes and growth, further expansion was required. The Hubrecht Institute, with its new and modern laboratory building, now has a prominent position on the Uithof. The UMC Utrecht, affiliated with the Hubrecht since 2008, also resides in the new building. This way the collaboration between the two organisations will be strengthened even more.
Alexander van Oudenaarden, director of the Hubrecht Institute: 'A historical day in which we will move into the new building together with the UMC Utrecht. Two organisations literally coming together like this, is unique. We are very proud. Our fundamental insights will be integrated in the clinic much faster now.'
About the Hubrecht Institute
The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 20 research groups with a total of about 200 employees. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available for imaging and functional genomics. Moreover, several model organisms are present, including C. elegans, zebrafish and mice. The institute is situated in Utrecht at the university centre De Uithof. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht and has close connections with Utrecht University, e.g. in the Graduate School Cancer Genomics and Development Biology.