LEaDing Fellows

About LUMC & research

About Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

LUMC is a university medical center for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. It has a unique research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research.

Researchers at LUMC work together around 7 medical research profiles:
- Vascular and Regenerative Medicine
- Immunity, Infection and Tolerance
- Translational Neuroscience
- Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy
- Ageing
- Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care
- Biomedical Imaging

LUMC is a center for medical innovation, committed to the advancement of health care and education in line with the latest international insights and standards - and aims to play a nationally and internationally recognized leading role in improving medicine and the quality of health care. The collaboration between LUMC, Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Science Park creates unique possibilities for medical innovation in the Leiden area.

LUMC offers state-of-the-art research facilities to contribute to innovation scientific research, i.e. Leiden Genome Technology Center, LUMC Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, Light and Electron Microscopy, Bioinformatics - Data Analytics - Computational Biology, GMP-facility LUMC, Leiden Stem Cell Hotel, Central Animal and Transgenic Facility, Preclinical Imaging Facility, Biosafety level-3 Facility, and Biobank Facility.

LUMC participates in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a strong international network of 23 renowned research universities based in 12 European countries. Eurolife and EIT Health are other international research alliances in which LUMC is involved. Furthermore, LUMC coordinates the European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions (Endo-ERN) and currently participates in 7 other ERN’s.

LUMC’s well-structured and productive research and training environment annually results in ~150 PhD theses and ~2.000 scientific publications with a citations score of 1.8 of the world mean (Mean Normalised Citation Score). Each year, LUMC welcomes many visiting scientists and foreign MSc/PhD students, with dedicate support by the Expat Centre Leiden and LUMC Graduate School.

LUMC is successful in obtaining funding from external resources such as the European Commission. LUMC has been involved in 126 FP7 projects. Currently, LUMC is active in 88 granted Horizon2020 projects (28 as coordinator), including 23 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Thus, LUMC has ample experience with training and supervision of international early career researchers. Furthermore, LUMC is/has been host institution of 20 European Research Council (ERC) grants. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707404.