René Medema

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials R.H.
Main position Directeur Wetenschapsbeleid, Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur NKI-AvL/hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Genetics
  Histology, cell biology
Chair Experimentele Oncologie
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Member
Since 2013
Chair of Jury of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine
Member of Council for Medical Sciences
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Nederlands Kanker Instituut, Afdeling Celbiologie I
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
tel.  020 512 1990
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René Medema has made a major contribution to our understanding of how cell division is regulated. He studies the mechanisms that ensure genetic stability in healthy cells, specifically the functioning of cell cycle checkpoints, which monitor the fidelity of chromosome segregation during cell division. Errors in chromosome segregation play a key role in the development of cancer. Medema and his group are investigating potential cancer treatments.