Personalised Immunotherapy in Sepsis:
a precision medicine approach

Stichting Katholieke Universiteit

— RUMC —

The Stichting Katholieke Universiteit hosts both the Radboud University and the Radboudumc. Radboud University is a broad, internationally-oriented university, combining excellent education (20.000 students) with leading-edge research. The Radboudumc is one of the largest academic medical centres in the Netherlands, with approximately 11,100 employees and 609 hospital beds. It functions as the medical faculty of the Radboud University. The Radboudumc aims to have a significant impact on healthcare by providing excellent quality of care and research with a focus on participatory and personalised healthcare. The participating departments of the Radboudumc are the department of Internal Medicine (Division of Experimental Internal Medicine, head Prof. Mihai Netea), the department of Intensive Care (Prof. Peter Pickkers), and the department IQ healthcare (Scientific Center for Quality of Healthcare) (Prof. Marlies Hulscher). They are part of the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS - M.N. and P.P.) and Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS - M.S.). RIMLS is a leading multidisciplinary research institute within the domain of molecular mechanisms of disease and particularly in the fields of cell biology, molecular medicine, and translational research. RIHS is a research institute at the cutting edge of clinical and healthcare science that aims to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health.

Role within ImmunoSep

Investigators from Radboudumc will contribute to work package 2 by contribution to the design of the study, and recruitment of sepsis patients. Next, Mihai Netea is the overall coordinator of work package 3 and will organise and coordinate the sample collection and analyses for the omics studies. Moreover, they will contribute to the development of a pipeline of theranostics approach in sepsis, together with the other researchers from work package 4. Finally, Marlies Hulscher will be involved in work package 5 in the elaboration of the plans for the integration of the study findings in the national health systems.

Main contacts

Photo of Prof. Mihai G Netea
Prof. Mihai G Netea
Coordinator of ImmunoSep
Photo of Prof. Peter Pickkers
Prof. Peter Pickkers
Internist-intensivist
Photo of Prof. Marlies Hulscher
Prof. Marlies Hulscher
Implementation scientist in the field of infectious diseases