Drs. Chih Kit Chung

PhD Student


  • Immunology
  • Tumor immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nanomedicine (nanoparticles)


Chih Kit did the Bachelor Biomedical Sciences at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) from 2011 to 2014, which he concluded with a research project elucidating the role of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) on the effect of inflammation, performed at the department of Infectious Diseases under supervision of Dr. Peter Nibbering. His report was nominated for the Prof. E.L. Noach price (best Bachelor thesis award).

In 2014, he started the Master Biomedical Sciences, also at the LUMC, in which he mainly specialized in immunological research but also touched upon other research fields. His first internship, performed at the department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, was mainly centered on the application of dietary butyrate for the prevention of the metabolic syndrome. This study was under supervision of Dr. Yanan Wang and Prof. Dr. Patrick Rensen. He further attended two immunological courses entitled ‘Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Diseases’ and ‘Allogeneic Transplantation and Immunotherapy: From Bench to Bedside’. In his second year, he did an internship on tumor immunological research, in which he studied the application of PLGA nanoparticles for immunotherapy for combatting cancer. He was supervised by Dr. Luis Javier Cruz and Drs. Candido da Silva.

In 2016, Chih Kit was appointed as a PhD-student at the department of Radiology financed the ISPIC grant which mainly builds on the research project and activities he did during his second master internship. 



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