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University Medical Center Groningen

Cell Biology - Preface

The Department of Cell Biology of the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Groningen was formally founded on July 1, 2000. Its mission is to deepen, extend and transmit fundamental knowledge, necessary to understand the molecular mechanisms and thereby the functioning of cellular life. Since a malfunctioning of cells is right at the origin of numerous diseases, it is obvious that this interdisciplinary science deserves a central position in a Faculty of Medical Sciences. Accordingly, the application of cellbiological concepts in a clinical context will provide essential and important contributions to the improvement of diagnostics and therapeutics.

To accomplish this overall goal in a more integrated, structured and efficient manner, the Department of Cell Biology was established by merging a number of research groups, originally participating in various ‘preclinical’ laboratories.


Dick Hoekstra

Last modified:November 19, 2012 09:43
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