EU TalentOn: young LUMC researchers on a mission to beat cancer

Early career researchers, Selas Bots and Agustin Enciso-Martinez from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), were tasked with one mission during the EU TalentOn challenge for youth: to present innovative solutions that can help turn the tide against cancer.

Bots and Enciso-Martinez, PhD-student and postdoc researcher at the LUMC Department of Cell and Chemical Biology, were amongst the 104 successful candidates to participate in the pilot version of EU TalentOn this September. The initiative, co-created by the European Commission and Leiden 2022 European City of Science, provided an environment for academics between the ages of 21 and 35 to team up and bring forward solutions for pressing issues linked to Horizon Europe’s 5 EU missions, such as ‘Beating Cancer’.

Read about both LUMCers overall experience's nd the ideas they came up with during the event at LUMC.nl.