René Medema

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials R.H.
Main position Directeur Wetenschapsbeleid, Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur
Division Science Division
Section Medicine Section
Membership Member
Since 2013
Chair of Science Committee Hubrecht Institute
Employed by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek
Nederlands Kanker Instituut, Afdeling Celbiologie I
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
tel.  020 512 1990
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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.