Royal Dutch visit to the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Their Royal Highnesses Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown on 11th October 2017, where they were presented to the UMCure 2020 project.

 

Their Royal Highnesses Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown on 11th October 2017. This visit was part of a three-day royal tour of Portugal, where Their Royal Highnesses shared their time between some of the most scenic historical sites in the country and the institutions that are remaking that very history.

During their visit to the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Their Royal Highnesses met with some of the Dutch researchers who make up the largely international body of the institute, as well as with Professor Doctor Martine Jager, Research Coordinator of the Department of Ophthalmology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and UMCure 2020 member. On this occasion, Professor Jager presented the UMCure 2020 project, placing what Uveal Melanoma (UM) is and the impact the work being developed by the consortium is having on UM research and treatment. The royal visit was also covered the Leiden University Medical Center, and may be read here (only available in Dutch).