16 May 2021

new paper published on immunometabolism in chronic inflammatory disease, by Francesca Ververs et al!

Invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells respond to the ligation of lipid antigen-CD1d complexes via their T-cell receptor and are implicated in various immunometabolic diseases. We considered that immunometabolic factors might affect iNKT cell function. To this end, we investigated iNKT cell phenotype and function in a cohort of adolescents with chronic disease and immunometabolic abnormalities. We analyzed peripheral blood iNKT cells of adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF, n = 24), corrected coarctation of the aorta (CoA, n = 25), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA, n = 20), obesity (OB, n = 20), and corrected atrial septal defect (ASD, n = 25) as controls. 

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16 May 2021

pubquiz Spring 2021

The team showed its random knowledge, reaching far beyond the life sciences.

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07 Apr 2021

Young Academy events

We presented to Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science Van Engelshoven, the Alliance proposal of the working group young Academies of TU/e, WUR, UU and UMCU! 

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26 Mar 2021


We work together with the Lymph&Co foundation. Lymph&Co draws attention to lymphoid cancer and finances groundbreaking scientific research into better and more effective treatment options.

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Grant no. 23984234

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