Towards personalized medicine



Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole.

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) has built up an impressive portfolio of achievements, principally in the fields of catalysis, chemical engineering, chemical lasers, molecular reaction dynamics, organic synthesis, and chromatography for modern analytic chemistry and biotechnology. In 2002, Former President Jintao Hu also gave an on-site appraisal, encouraging to generate greater progress in science and technology and human resources, and to make important contributions to China’s scientific, economic, and societal development.”

Leiden University

Leiden University is the first university in the Netherlands and was founded on 8 February 1575. The university has six faculties in the fields of: Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine, Law Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Science.

Netherlands Metabolomics Centre

The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC) will be a place of collaboration, where existing knowledge and expertise of Netherlands Genomics Initiative's consortia, industry, research institutes, and individual research groups in the medical, plant science, and microbial fields combine in a joint common strategy for future technology development and application. In this coordinated effort, the NMC will focus on the development of standardised and validated technological tools and instruments that can be applied in new strategies for Dutch industry and academia, and clinical centre's.


Light in Shaping Life. Biophotons in Biology and Medicine

The production of biological light (ultra-weak photon emission or biophotons) within many types of cells and tissues is characteristic of a living organism. You will begin a journey of discovery about biophotons in relationshipto biological matter and about how such biophotons can be detected utilizing specialized very photon-sensitivetechnologies.


Pill to Person, an interview with Dr. Herman van Wietmarschen

“A single pill to cure every rheumatoid arthritis patient is a dated idea,” explains Herman van Wietmarschen. “People react differently to drugs because their genetic make-up and their life habits aren’t the same. It’s time to figure out to which subgroup patients belong, to get every patient the best drug as soon as possible.”


Tradition Meets Science, an interview with Dr. Koko Wei

Koko Wei is validating Traditional Chinese medicine diagnoses with metabolomics analyses. “There may be value in the combination of both paths.” She has recently finished her PhD research at the Sino-Dutch Centre for Preventive and Personalized Medicine.