What is PrIOMiC?


CRIG obtained funding from Ghent University to set up an International Thematic Network (ITN) on 'Precision oncology, Immuno-Oncology and Modeling in Cancer', called ‘PrIOMiC’. The aim of the PrIOMiC network is to strengthen CRIG’s international collaborative network with experts from renowned cancer research institutes on these themes. Through this network, we aim to promote excellent research, education & societal impact. On the long term, the ITN network will enable CRIG to extend its international network and build long-term partnerships.

Funding & activities

The funding is allocated for five years (2019 - 2023, extended to end of 2024 due to the corona crisis) and includes 300 K EUR by UGent and matched co-funding by CRIG and the ITN partners. The available funding will be used for the organization of (international) symposia and invited speaker seminars, mobility between partners & mobility grants, joint applications at (inter)national research funding agencies, ad hoc training courses, coordination costs, and other efforts to support and promote the network.

An open network

Importantly, the PrIOMiC network is open to all cancer researchers and aims to create value for the PrIOMiC partners, the whole CRIG research community, UGent and other stakeholders.

PrIOMiC partners

The PrIOMiC network is supported by both CRIG-UGent affiliated teams and international partners and affiliated institutions. Importantly, PrIOMiC is open to new partners and partner institutions that can strengthen the network.

The UGent partners of the PrIOMiC network are: prof. Jo Vandesompele (promotor of PrIOMiC), prof. Tessa Kerre, prof. Olivier De Wever, prof. Geert Berx, prof. Niek Sanders, prof. Stefaan De Smedt, prof. Kathleen Marchal, prof. Lieve Brochez, prof. Piet Ost & Dr. Bram De Laere, Prof. Pieter Mestdagh, Prof. Katleen De Preter, Prof. Karim Vermaelen, and several other teams are involved as well.

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Kick-off meeting 2020

On 2 March 2020, the PrIOMiC kick-off symposium took place in Ghent.

  • the international PrIOMiC partners gave a scientific talk about ongoing research and available expertise
  • networking opportunities during the day were organized to stimulate interaction and collaboration
  • open for everyone (cancer researchers, students, …)

On 3 March, a satellite symposium took place with the UGent promotors and international collaborators to discuss research project opportunities.

Meeting 2023

On 3-4 May 2023, the next PrIOMiC meeting will take place in Ghent.

  • the local and international PrIOMiC partners will present their ongoing research and collaborations
  • focus on the PrIOMiC themes precision oncology, immuno-oncology, and modeling in cancer
  • the meeting will be combined with CRIG's annual OncoPoint symposium for cancer researchers in Ghent - as such, the program will also contain selected abstract and poster presentations
  • networking opportunities during the day will be organized to stimulate interaction and collaboration
  • open for everyone (cancer researchers, students, …)

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Mobility grants

By providing mobility grants, the PrIOMiC network stimulates international collaboration, and supports innovative projects that focus on precision oncology, immuno-oncology and/or cancer modeling. The major aim is to support research stays, although educational visits (e.g. to learn best practices) in the scope of the PrIOMiC topics are also possible.

  • Both outgoing mobility grants (visits from UGent researchers to international partner labs/institutes) and incoming mobility grants are possible
  • Applications are open (at any time) for all cancer researchers at CRIG and international PrIOMiC partners
  • Budget (max. 2000-3000 EUR, see guidelines) can only be used to cover travel and accommodation costs

How to apply for a PrIOMiC mobility grant?

  1. Consult the 'Guidelines and regulations on PrIOMiC mobility grants'
  2. Complete the Application form and send in pdf format to CRIG@UGent.be.

We are looking forward to applications and to stimulate fruitful collaborations within the PrIOMiC network. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact CRIG coordinator Dr. Pieter Rondou (CRIG@UGent.be or +32 9 332 24 53).



The PrIOMiC network is an International Thematic Network funded by Ghent University (read more about ITNs via this link).

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