Prof. Gosse J. Adema

Gosse Adema is Chair in Molecular Immunology, Radiotherapy & OncoImmunology laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboud UMC). He  obtained  his PhD degree in 1991 from the University of Utrecht, working at the department of Physiological Chemistry. He held a post-doc position at the division of Immunology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (1991-1994) where he discovered the melanocyte differentiation antigen Gp100, and uncovered its recognition by the immune system. In 1994 he moved to the Radboud UMC to start his own research group at the department of Tumor Immunology. Since 2003 he became full professor and holds the chair in Molecular Immunology at the department of Tumor Immunology and from 2017 in Radiotheraphy & OncoImmunology laboratory, Department of Radiation Oncology. In the same year he became theme leader of the NCMLS theme on Infection, Immunity and Tissue Regeneration (150 scientists). Gosse Adema received the Eijkman Winkler Medal of the University of Utrecht (2004), the VICI award from the Netherlands organization for Scientific Research (2006), the CRI – CLIP award (2012) and the Radboud University Educational Price (2011) for his work in the International Master program Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. He has written > 10 patents and supervised >20 Ph.D. students. Since 2008 he is a member of the board of the Scientific Council of the Dutch Cancer Society. Furthermore, he is a member of the FWO (2009) expert panel for Microbiology and Immunology and of the French Cancer Institute (2009).