News

November 2023

AiNed Fellowship grant for our group

Our group has been awarded an NWO AiNed Fellowship grant to develop robust AI for accelerating scientific discovery from cell movement videos by combining methods from the fields of AI, biostatistics, and simulation modelling. New PhD positions will likely be available soon, so stay tuned if you'd like to work on this problem!

April 2023

New paper: modelling clinical trials

Jeroen Creemers and Johannes Textor published a paper in Nature Communications showing how simulations can help clinical trial design.

April 2023

Inge Wortel moderated the course 'AI in perspectief'

In March and April, Inge Wortel moderated the 5-part course 'AI in perspectief' organized by Radboud Academy. The course provided insights into AI and its role in society for a broad audience.

March 2023

Conference paper: graphical methods for parameter identification in structural equation models with latent variables

Ankur Ankan's paper was accepted for the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). The paper shows how methods from the field of graphical causal models can be applied to structural equation models with latent variables.

February 2023

New paper: evolving T-cell search strategies

Inge Wortel and Johannes Textor published a paper in PLOS Computational Biology providing a new perspective on the field of T-cell 'search strategies'.

December 2022

New paper: bacterial invasion of the gut

Together with the team from Mark Miller in Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), Inge Wortel published a paper in PLOS Pathogens showing how motility helps bacteria invade the gut. See also this twitter thread.

July 2022

Our HFSP team meets in person for the first time

Almost two years in, the three teams of our joint HFSP project 'T cell crowd control' finally got to meet in person for the first time. We met at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, taking advantage of the IMMREP22 meeting.

February-May 2022

Johannes Textor visits the Simons Institute

Johannes Textor spent three months at the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar in the Causality program of the Simons Institute for Theoretical Computing.

October 2021

Congratulations Dr. Inge Wortel!

Inge Wortel successfully defended her brilliant PhD thesis "Secrets of T cell collectives". Her thesis was enthusiastically received and got a well-deserved cum laude distinction. Congratulations Inge! We're proud to keep you in our group as a postdoc for the time being. The thesis can be downloaded here.

February 2021

PhD position: Simulating large T cell collectives

Thanks to a Vidi grant from NWO, we have a new PhD position available within our group. Are you excited about modeling and simulation at scale? Then please check out the job description here! We're looking forward to your application.

January 2021

Hanarth Foundation grant for our group

Our group has been awarded a grant by the Hanarth Foundation to investigate the tumor micoenvironment in salivary gland cancer patients using advanced, ML-based imaging methodology. A job advert will be posted shortly, but if you're interested in working on this problem, get in touch!

October 2020

Our group is moving to Radboud University

Johannes got a new position as associate professor with the Data Science group at the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud University. Therefore, our group will slowly move to the RU in the coming months and years, while keeping our link with the Radboudumc side.

May 2020

Blog: What if T cells could learn French?

Inge explained her recent paper to a general audience in a blog post on medium.

April 2020

HFSP grant for our group

Our group has been awarded a program grant of 1 million US dollars by The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), together with our partners Judith Mandl (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and Daniel Parisi (Buenos Aires institute of Technology, Argentina).

March 2020

New Paper: Learning by T cells

Inge had the first manuscript of her PhD published in the journal Cells: Is T Cell Negative Selection a Learning Algorithm?