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In Memoriam: Professor Huib Ovaa

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On the 19th of May 2020, Professor Dr. Huib Ovaa sadly passed away from prostate cancer.

Huib was a Professor in Chemical Biology at the Leiden University Medical Center. Until his death, he supervised his research group and - together with Professor Jacques Neefjes - the Department of Chemical Immunology. At Lygature, we worked with Huib in two large programs: the European Lead Factory and Oncode Institute

Within the European Lead Factory, Huib was an Academic Chemistry Partner. He has contributed to the design and synthesis of the Public Compound Collection and proposed a number of innovative drug targets for High Throughput Screening. Huib joined Oncode Institute at the start in 2018 as an Oncode Investigator. He started many new research collaborations within Oncode and played a crucial role in the development of the Drug Repurposing Programme. 

Our thoughts go out to all his loved ones. 

Please read the In Memoriam on the Leiden University website. 

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