Ton Schumacher

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.N.M.
Main position Hoogleraar UL, Groepsleider NKI
Disciplines Oncology
  Immunology, serology
Chair Immuuntechnologie
Domain Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Membership Member
Since 2021
Member of Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Employed by Nederlands Kanker Instituut
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
tel.  020 512 2099

Ton Schumacher’s research findings have been of critical importance in cancer immunotherapy. For example, he has advanced our understanding of how T cells that reside in tumours can be switched on more efficiently and how patient-specific proteins on tumour cells contribute to successful immunotherapy. Schumacher is recognised internationally for his technological innovations. He has a talent for making the basic research findings arising from these innovations suitable for clinical development. Schumacher’s extraordinary combination of academic excellence and entrepreneurship is an asset for the Academy.