Peter Friedl

Peter Friedl holds the chair for Microscopical Imaging of the Cell at the St. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands since October 2007, which includes the Core Facility for Microscopy at the Radboudumc. In addition, he fulfills the role of the head of the Cell Dynamics Laboratory and, since 11/2011 has a joint-appointment joint-faculty position as head of the imaging section at the David H. Koch Center, Department of Genitoureteal Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Professor, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology – Research, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherland

His research theme is Cancer development and immune defence and his research interest is the visualization of cell-matrix interactions and dynamic cell patterning during immune cell interactions and tumor invasion. Therefore, they 3D extracellular matrix (ECM) based cell culture models and advanced imaging procedures. Recently, the group moved into in vivo-imaging of tumor and immune cell migration by multiphoton microscopy. This complements in vitro culture technology. These approaches have provided insight into the serial dynamics of T cell scanning across antigen-presenting cells and the diversity of tumor invasion mechanisms, as well as novel escape responses in tumor cell migration.

The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes.