De Wit

Elzo de Wit

Group leader

+31 20 512 2078

Since my PhD I have been fascinated by the organization of DNA and chromatin inside the cell nucleus and how this relates to gene expression. I performed my PhD research in the lab of Bas van Steensel at the NKI. During this period I spent three months as a visiting scientist at Columbia University in New York.

Following my PhD I performed post-doctoral research in the lab of Wouter de Laat at the Hubrecht Institute, where I studied the 3D organization of the genome inside the nucleus. During this period I received a Veni career fellowship from NWO. I was also a co-founder of the biotech company Cergentis, where I served as head of bioinformatics for two days a week, in addition to my post-doctoral research.

In 2015 I joined the Netherlands Cancer Institute as a junior group leader where I lead a joined computational and experimental research group. My research has been awarded with an ERC Starting grand and an NWO Vidi career grant and more recently an ERC Consolidator grant.

Since 2017 I am also a junior group leader at Oncode Institute.

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