|Main position||Directeur Wetenschapsbeleid, Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur|
|Domain||Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences|
|Chair of Science Committee Hubrecht Institute|
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Nederlands Kanker Instituut, Afdeling Celbiologie I
1066 CX Amsterdam
tel. 020 512 1990
René Medema has made a major contribution to our understanding of how cell division is regulated. He studies the mechanisms that ensure genetic stability in healthy cells, specifically the functioning of cell cycle checkpoints, which monitor the fidelity of chromosome segregation during cell division. Errors in chromosome segregation play a key role in the development of cancer. Medema and his group are investigating potential cancer treatments.