Benoit (B. P.) Nicolet PhD


Immunology and Microbiology


3 September 2020: 'You only live twice: Gene expression regulation in hematopoiesis and T cells', University of Amsterdam, Promotores: Prof R.A.W. van Lier MD PhD and M.C. Wolkers PhD

Research interests

I am part of a research group investigating the post transcriptional regulation of cytokines in context of tumour microenvironment, and more specifically focusing on Interferon Gamma regulation. I aim at better understanding the immune blockage happening in cancer and T-cell (TILs) therapies, with an outlook on possible medical application.


  • Conventional and Imaging flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Culture and differentiation of T-cells in vitro
  • Quantitative PCR, Western blotting
  • Melanoma mouse models


2020-present Post doctoral researcher
2014-2020 PhD student at the Dept of Hematopoiesis, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
2012-2014 MSc in Biomedical Sciences, Infection and Immunity, University of Amsterdam
2013-2014 Traineeship, Department of Immunopathology, Sanquin Research
2012-2013 Traineeship, Department of Immunology, Netherland Cancer Institute (NKI), Amsterdam
2012 Technician, Hepatitis C virus drug resistance, Center for Virus Research / MRC, University of Glasgow
2010-2012 Research assistant, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland
2009-2012 BSc Microbiology, University of Glasgow, Scotland