Rick Krabbendam

PhD Student

E-mail: r.krabbendam@utwente.nl
Telephone: +31 53 489 2503
Fax: n.v.t.
Address: Faculty of Science and Technology
Medical Cell BioPhysics (MCBP) / Optical Sciences
CR4542, Drienerlolaan 5
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE
Enschede, the Netherlands

Project background

My PhD-project is a part of the Onqview project, The overall goal of this research project performed in a collaboration between the University medical center Groningen (UMCG) and the University of Twente is to develop anti-cancer drugs primarily based on non-radioactive molecular imaging. This research will guide patient-tailored selection of drugs directed at the HER pathway, measure in vivo drug and tumor behavior, and allows dynamic treatment tuning.

Research Goals

The goals of my PhD-project is to develop techniques to quantify cancer drug in tumors and cells using fluorescent labels. Also nonlinear optical imaging techniques are used to assess the pharmacological action of the fluorescently labeled cancer drug. Finally, we also focus on qualification and quantification of nonlinear optical imaging modalities for label-free imaging of cancer cell and tumor imaging.