- Photodynamic therapy
Ruben studied Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University (2008-2012) during which he participated in the Honours Programme (2009-2011), which resulted in the article ‘Macromolecular nanotheranostics for multimodal anticancer therapy’ published in Nanoscale (2011).
He continued with the Master Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences at Utrecht University (2012-2015), where he investigated post-translational modifications of invariant chain in dendritic cells during his first internship at the group of prof. dr. Willem Stoorvogel. His second internship focused on the use of oncolytic viruses at ORCA Therapeutics, situated at the group of prof. dr. V. W. van Beusechem in the Cancer Center Amsterdam of the VU university medical center.
In September 2015, he started his PhD at the Radiology department of Leiden University Medical Center. His research aims to combine photodynamic therapy with nanoparticle-based immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer.
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