Welcome!

We are the Computational Immunology Group at the Data Science group at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. We are jointly affiliated with the Department of Tumor Immunology at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center.

We study one of nature's most amazing creations, the adaptive immune system, from a computational and information-centric perspective. How do cells in the immune system process information? How do they learn, forget, and get confused? How do they collaborate with each other to make better decisions collectively than they could individually? We strive to harness the insights we gain for the benefit of both immunology and computer science. We have been involved in cancer research, the development of vaccines, and research into viruses, but we have also made important contributions to building better nature-inspired machine learning algorithms. Our group is diverse in many respects and hosts computer scientists, a medical doctor and a molecular biologist under the same umbrella. We are passionate about good science and we care about doing things well and getting them right.

Team

We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of a biologist, a medical doctor, and three computer scientists.

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Ankur Ankan

PhD Candidate

Causal Inference Bayesian Networks

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Franka Buytenhuijs

PhD Candidate

Artificial Immune Systems T Cell Immunology

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Jeroen Creemers

PhD Candidate

Clinical Trials Medical Oncology Tumor Immunology Computational Oncology

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Evgenia Martynova

PhD Candidate

Medical Imaging Deep Learning Bioinformatics

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Mihaela Mihaylova

PhD Candidate

Modelling Bioinformatics Bayesian Statistics

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Gijs Schröder

PhD Candidate

Modelling T Cell Immunology

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Shabaz Sultan

PhD Candidate

T Cell Dynamics Complex Systems High-Performance Computing

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Johannes Textor

PI

T Cell Immunology Modelling Simulation Causal Inference

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Inge Wortel

Postdoc

Computational Immunology T-Cell Collectives T-Cell Migration T-Cell Repertoires Cellular Potts Models

How to contact us

Due to the Corona situation, we have no physical presence at Radboud University yet. You can find our group on the 5th floor of the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) building (Geert Grooteplein 24-26). To get there from the train station, you can take the “Heyendaal Shuttle” towards the campus until you reach the the stop “Huygensgebouw”. Staying on the same side of the road, walk a few metres up the hill and turn left. When you see the big “Sanquin” building, the RIMLS building is the green building on the opposite side, a little further down the road.

Walk into the building and take the elevator to the 5th floor. You have to ring the bell to get into the department. Once inside, ask the secretary or someone else where to find us (if you cannot find any of us at the central square near the coffee machine, where we often are).