Professor Dr. Cornelis Johannes Forrendinis van Noorden

Professor Dr. Cornelis Johannes Forrendinis van Noorden

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The research path of Professor Dr. Ron van Noorden spans 35 years of active work at the Department of Cell Pathology and Histology at the University of Amsterdam. He gained recognition as an expert in enzyme histochemistry and metabolic mapping. Over the past 25 years, he has applied quantification using image analyses to these research fields.

Professor Ron van Noorden’s cooperation with the National Institute of Biology began 15 years ago in the field of research of proteases in cancer and their role in tumour progression. Professor van Noorden regularly visits the Institute to conduct joint research and to consult the Institute in the field of proteases and also in the field of exotoxicology research of the characteristics of cyanobacterial blooms. Recently, he has been helping the Institute develop an animal model for zebrafish for use in cancer toxicology and biology. Additionally, he is generally a strong supporter and promoter of the Institute’s activities in the international arena.


Director of the National Institute of Biology, Professor Tamara Lah Turnšek PhD, presents the Award to Professor Ron van Noorden PhD. (Photo: Žiga Ivanc)