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Hubrecht Institute and UMC Utrecht continue affiliation

21 September 2016

The Academy and the University Medical Center Utrecht sign the renewal of their cooperation agreement today and thereby ratify the collaboration between the Hubrecht Institute and the UMC Utrecht. The research institute and the hospital have been working together since 2008 and now prolong their affiliation indefinitely.

The Hubrecht Institute, a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, celebrates its 100 year anniversary this year. Starting as a repository for the collection of Ambrosius Hubrecht, the institute has become a global player in the field of basic research in stem cells and developmental biology over the last century. An important boost in this development is the cooperation that the Hubrecht Institute has with the UMC Utrecht since 2008.

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The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Presently there are 20 research groups with a total of about 200 employees. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available for imaging and functional genomics. Moreover, several model organisms are present, including C. elegans, zebrafish and mice. The institute is situated in Utrecht at the university centre De Uithof. The Hubrecht Institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht and has close connections with Utrecht University, e.g. in the Graduate School Cancer Genomics and Development Biology.

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