We are absolutely thrilled to present to you our first guest speaker: Christine Mummery! Christine Mummery studied physics at the University of Nottingham, UK and has a PhD in Biophysics from the University of London. After positions as postdoc and tenured group leader at the Hubrecht Institute, she became professor at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in 2002. After a sabbatical at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in 2007, she introduced human iPS cells to the Netherlands. In 2008, she became Professor of Developmental Biology at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology. Her research concerns heart development and the differentiation of pluripotent human stem cells into the cardiac and vascular lineages and using these cells as disease models, for safety pharmacology and drug discovery. Immediate interests are on developing biophysical techniques for characterization and functional analysis of cardiovascular cells from hPSC. In 2015 she became guest professor at the Technical University of Twente to develop organ-on-chip models. She was recently awarded a multimillion grant for this purpose and is awardee of a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant.
Happy faces because the final exams are over! Last week, we made OC pictures to put up on our site, make sure to check them out! In the background you see one of the lovely canals of Leiden. Also, you may have noticed two new faces on the foto! Tom and Imke will join the OC after the summer as medical student faculty board members for the year 2018-2019. They will introduce themselves the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, don't forget to enjoy your summer! #vacation #summer #canals #LIMSC2019 #GetInvolved
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, two of our OC members went on another domestic trip. This time the beautiful city of Maastricht was our destination to visit MOSA! We enjoyed our time at MOSA and really look forward to our co-operation during the coming year. Many thanks to their OC for the kind welcome! #LIMSC19 #MOSA18 #DutchPartners
Last week, two of our OC members visited ISCOMS 2018 in Groningen. We thank their Organising Committee for their kind welcome! The conference was really interesting and we enjoyed the trip within the Netherlands. Furthermore, we have several nice surprises in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! #LIMSC19 #GetInvolved
Finally, we can announce the date our 'Abstract submission module' will be opened! From the 10th of September, every bachelor, master or PhD student can submit their abstract. So, all ambitious (bio)medical student do not hesitate and submit your original research! #LIMSC19 #GetInvolved #FutureDoctors #FutureResearchers
Last week, the entire organising committee of LIMSC 2019 visited the 14th edition of WIMC in the beautiful city of Warsaw! During these five days, we attended many oral presentation sessions, workshops, an amazing city tour and several other social activities. The 11th OC of LIMSC is grateful for the kind reception by the OC of WIMC 2018 and hopes to see many of the OC members as well as participants in Leiden next March! #LIMSC19 #WIMC18 #Warsaw #Leiden #Partner
Unfortunately, the application process for becoming a LIMSC ambassador is closed! We thank all interested parties. All ambassadors have received/will receive an e-mail containing more information regarding the program. For all those, who have not been selected, we still would love to meet you during LIMSC as either an active or a passive participant! #LIMSC19 #GetInvolved
Coming week is your final chance to become an ambassador of LIMSC 2019! Help us to promote our international conference at your own faculty! You will get in touch with fellow ambassadors from over the entire world, and stay up to date with all the latest news on organising LIMSC. Apply today! https://goo.gl/forms/ymgUVbRoAas4q3yb2 #LIMSC2019 #GetInvolved