The Neuro-Oncology laboratory is situated at the Josephine Nefkens Institute (JNI) of the Erasmus University Medical Center. The JNI is affiliated with the Daniel den Hoed Oncology Center. The Erasmus MC houses the nation’s largest neuro-oncology group, consisting of investigators form the departments of Neurology (Prof. P. Sillevis Smitt, Prof. M. van den Bent), Neurosurgery (Prof. C. Dirven) and Pathology (Prof. M. Kros).

Pim French has been recruited to the Neuro-Oncological Laboratory at the Erasmus University Medical Center by the department of Neurology. Pim French works as a molecular biologist with a strong background in translational studies and in molecular screens with subsequent functional analysis of candidates. Research focuses on the identification of clinically relevant molecular subgroups and identification of genes involved in glioma initiation and/or progression using state of the art high-throughput genomic approaches. The research group has extensive collaborations with national and international research groups and works in close collaboration with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (PF is chair of the translational research committee of the Brain Tumor Group). There are currently around ten members working in the lab including post-docs, Ph.D. students, technicians, master students and students from HLO and MLO higher education.

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