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Olaf Heidenreich

Principal Investigator
Olaf Heidenreich
Olaf joined the Princess Máxima Center in 2018 and leads a research team that focuses on the role of fusion genes in leukemia.

Olaf Heidenreich received a PhD degree from the University of Göttingen. During this time he worked on catalytic RNAs with Fritz Eckstein at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine. After a postdoc at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, he was e a senior research associate at the Medical School Hannover and a lecturer at the University of Tübingen. In 2007, he joined the Northern Institute for Cancer Research at Newcastle University as a Senior Lecturer and became a Professor of Molecular Haematology in 2012. In 2018, he joined the Princess Máxima Center as senior PI.  His research interests focus on leukaemic fusion genes, their impact on malignant self-renewal and their exploitation as cancer-specific therapeutic targets.