A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  June 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

This morning, Wednesday June 8, Her Majesty Queen Máxima, as member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance, paid a working visit to Eindhoven where she met students from the Jan van Brabant College and the Summa College.

The visit took place at the Summa College and it was focused on teaching the program “Own Boss”, an educational program organized by Qredits, the Netherlands’s principal provider of microfinance that was launched in 2009. The program aims to prepare students from middle and secondary school in the entrepreneurship field.

During the visit Queen Máxima attended a roundtable meeting and talked with the students about their experience with the program.

In the afternoon the Queen visited the Hartwig Medical Foundation in Amsterdam. The Hartwig Medical Foundation is the first Dutch DNA database that collects genetic and clinical data of cancer patients from all over the Netherlands. The genetic and clinical information are collected anonymously and they are used to create new treatments and to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Queen Máxima made a tour of the laboratories of the Hartwig Medical Foundation during which she was informed about how DNA is extracted from biopsies and then spoke with members Board and the Supervisory Board.

The Hartwig Medical Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with academic institutions, hospitals and experts like oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, computer scientists, researchers and IT professionals.

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