Radboud University Medical Center (UMC), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is an academic hospital whose scientists are affiliated with the Radboud University. With nearly 9,000 employees and 3,000 students, this academic institute is the 4th biggest university in the Netherlands. Radboud UMC’s mission is to have a significant impact on healthcare, by providing excellent patient care, education and top research. Radboud UMC has organised its research into three research institutes. The Department of Medical Microbiology houses research groups working on different aspects vector-borne infections, including malaria and arthropod-borne viruses. Research in the department is embedded in the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). Moreover, the Department is affiliated with the Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases (RCI), which unites fundamental and translational research, education and patient care on infectious diseases at Radboud UMC.
Radboud UMC provides access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment through its technology platforms, including genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, and imaging. The department of Medical Microbiology is equipped with the required infrastructure to work with viruses at the biosafety level-2 and -3, as well as insectaries for rearing and infecting Drosophila and mosquitoes.