Marc Vooijs, is chair of the Department Radiotherapy and programme leader Basic and Translational Cancer Biology program at the GROW research Institute for Oncology.
He did his Ph.D. in the Netherlands Cancer Institute with A. Berns and his postdoctoral work at Washington University in Saint Louis with Raphael Kopan and in the Hubrecht Institute with Hans Clevers. In 2006 he started his own group at the Department of Pathology at the UMC- Utrecht (Head Prof P. van Diest). In 2010 he moved to the MUMC+ to become head laboratory research at the Department of Radiation Oncology. In 2012 he was elected a member of the Young Academia Europe (YAE). His work is supported by the ERC, AICR (WCR) and Dutch Cancer Society (KWF).
His research is focused on mechanistic
insight into signal transduction by NOTCH
family proteins and their context-dependent
role in stem cells, cancer development and
treatment response, with an emphasis on
tumor microenvironment and hypoxia.