Group Leader: Andrew Stubbs
The Erasmus University Medical Centre (Erasmus MC) is one of the largest university medical centres in Western Europe, employing approximately 13,000 people and more than 1,000 full time scientists. The organisation was voted in the top 10 (8th) of the best European universities for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Research in 2014 (based on the Times Education University Rankings 2013-2014) and has been voted one of the top 40 of worldwide clinical research institutes. The entire spectrum of medical science converges at Erasmus MC, with the organisation including a specialised children’s hospital (Erasmus MC –SOPHIA) and cancer centre (Erasmus MC Cancer Institute). In 2012, the research budget from external subsidies was €147.4 million with 231 PhD students. Strong collaboration between departments means that Erasmus MC is an excellent and logical choice for medical-based research, including translational research.