Section Molecular Cancer Research

The Section Molecular Cancer Research is part of the Center for Molecular Medicine of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

The aim of the Section Molecular Cancer Research is to train the next generation of biomedical scientists and medical doctors by performing internationally leading, fundamental biomedical research and by offering stimulating and excellent education. Research focuses on molecular processes in the cell, including signal transduction, mitosis, chromatin and gene regulation, by biochemical, genomic, proteomic, cell biological and systems biological approaches. Basic insight into these processes will provide vital insight into human disease such as cancer.

The Section participates both in the Bachelor program for Medical and Biomedical students and the Master & PhD program Cancer Stem cells & Developmental biology (CS&D).

Research groups

The Section Molecular Cancer Research consists of 10 research groups:


The secretariat of the Molecular Cancer Research can be reached as follows: