Jacco van Rheenen

Jacco van Rheenen is one of the winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. He receives a monetary prize of 300,000 euro. The funds can be used to explore new directions in pure scientific research.

Jacco van Rheenen developed a groundbreaking form of microscopy, allowing individual cells to be tracked for weeks in a living organism. This new form of research provides valuable information about the behaviour of, and the interaction between, cells. For example, he was the first person to film the process of metastatic cancer.

Jacco van Rheenen is Professor of Intravital Microscopy at Utrecht University and Group Leader at Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.