Marcel Deken, MSc., joined M Ventures in May 2018 as an Analyst in the Healthcare team. Marcel obtained his Bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences and Master degree in Oncology from the VU University in Amsterdam. He has done research internships at SomantiX BV and the University of California, San Diego. For his Master thesis he conducted a market analysis for DCPrime BV, a clinical stage company focused on developing cancer vaccines. Marcel is currently finalizing his PhD thesis on immuno-oncology from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, for which he has been studying the combination of targeted and immunotherapy in melanoma. Prior to this, he shortly worked at the consultancy firm ttopstart BV, where he was involved in acquiring EUR >2M non-dilutive funding. Marcel is based in Amsterdam.