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Wilbert Zwart receives ASPIRE award for drug test on 3D printed matrix
The Mark Foundation has assigned an ASPIRE award to Wilbert
Zwart from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. He is the only
scientist outside the US to receive this award, and therefore
154.000 euro. He will use it to investigate a 3D-printed matrix on
which metastasized breast cancer cells can grow. These cells'
response to a drug hopefully predicts whether the corresponding
patient will respond to that drug.
On March 6th Kees Korbee will defend is thesis on a new
method for treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. This
treatment targets the human cells in which bacteria are hiding
instead of the bacteria themselves. Korbee did his research, which
followed directly from work by the Netherlands Cancer Institute, at
the Leiden University Medical Center. After completing his research
he joined the Netherlands Cancer Institute as biological safety
officer. Good luck Kees!