Jacco van Rheenen, PhD
Dr. Jacco van Rheenen obtained his PhD in the laboratory of Kees Jalink at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, and during his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of John Condeelis, he learned how to study tumour cell motility by intravital microscopy. In 2008, he became junior group leader (equals assistant professor) at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2012, he became senior group leader (equals associate professor) and in 2014 he became full professor of Intravital Microscopy at the University of Utrecht. His laboratory uses intravital microscopy to study various hallmarks of cancer including the role of the immune system, migration, and stemness in the growth and metastasis of tumours.