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Staff members with discipline Immunology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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dr. W.H. (Wayel) Abdulahad
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w.abdulahad umcg.nl
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Scientific Researcher
J.A. (José Alberto) Aguilar Briseño
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j.a.aguilar.briseno umcg.nl
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Nephrologist with a specific interest in kidney and pancreas transplantation, complement immunology, clinical trials, immunosuppression and transplantation in the elderly
prof. dr. S.P. (Stefan) Berger
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s.p.berger umcg.nl
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Professor of Internal Medicine and Transplantation Nephrology
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m.beukema umcg.nl
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PhD student
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Y.C. (Yoshita) Bhide, PhD
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y.c.bhide umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6571
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B-cells
C.G. (Carlo) Bonasia
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c.g.bonasia umcg.nl
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PhD student
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Ageing of the Immune System and Connected Disease
prof. dr. A.M.H. (AnneMieke) Boots
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m.boots umcg.nl
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Professor
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Translational and clinical research; systemic autoimmune diseases.

Expertise:
- Sjögren's Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Systemic Scleroderma
prof. dr. H. (Hendrika) Bootsma
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h.bootsma umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2945
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Professor / Head of department Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
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Bachelor coördinator G2010
Coordinator International Bachelor Medicine Groningen
Semester coordinator 1.1 G2020
Coordinator Research Masters
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
B cell Immunology
Mucosal Immunology
Autoimmune diseases
prof. dr. N.A. (Nico) Bos
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n.a.bos umcg.nl
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Professor Internationalization education in Medical Sciences
dr. H.R. (Hjalmar) Bouma
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h.r.bouma umcg.nl
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Internist acute medicine, pharmacologist (experimental and clinical), immunologist
-antibody engineering
-immunotherapy
-tumor immunology
prof. dr. E. (Edwin) Bremer
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e.bremer umcg.nl
+31 50 361 4324
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tenure track Professor
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prof. dr. C.A.H.H. (Toos) Daemen
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c.a.h.h.daemen umcg.nl
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Professor
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Professor in Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology

Background:
Our group is working at the cross roads of inflammation and neuronal function with molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches in various neuronal disease models. 

Molecular mechanisms involved in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases are a result of evolutionary processes like all other biological phenomena. Therefore understanding how these mechanisms may have evolved will eventually lead to a deeper understanding of these processes. We investigate in depths the function of the cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor in neurodegenerative diseases. This pleotropic master cytokine belongs to a large family of molecules, which are able to induce apoptotic cell death but also proliferation and other cellular responses like tissue remodeling. Apoptosis plays an important role in the elimination of infected or transformed cells but also during embryonic development. TNF was found to play a major role in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, stroke or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) but also in Depression and many other brain diseases. In neurodegenerative diseases apoptosis seems to play a major role and therefore the pro-apoptotic function was for a long time at the center of interest to many researchers in this field. We and others have demonstrated that the TNF and TNF receptor system is mainly a protective and sensory system guiding the tissue response to various forms of cellular stress. Apoptosis is just one of the potential responses, which can be induced by TNF. We are following some of these molecular signaling mechanisms in the brain and specific brain cells in response to TNF and detected various signaling molecules downstream of either TNF receptor 1 or TNF receptor 2 and their neuromodulatory signaling e.g. glutamate receptor function, small conductance potassium channels, cAMP Epac-, PKB/Akt- signaling, Nuclear Factor kappa B or lipocalin-2 and iron metabolism.
prof. dr. U.L.M. (Ulrich L. M.) Eisel
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u.l.m.eisel rug.nl
+31 50 36 32340
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Professor
Gut microbiota and its interaction with host immune response, metabolism, and gut-brain axis
S. (Sahar) El Aidy, PhD
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sahar.elaidy rug.nl
+31 50 36 32201
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Immunoendocrinology, reproductive immunology, preeclampsia, gender and immunology, pregnancy and immunology, microbiome and reproduction
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m.m.faas umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
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Neuroimmunology
prof. dr. L.A. (Bert) 't Hart
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l.a.t.hart umcg.nl
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professor
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prof. dr. P. (Peter) Heeringa
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p.heeringa umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0789
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Professor
Respiratory System, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Asthma, COPD
prof. dr. H.I. (Irene) Heijink
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h.i.heijink umcg.nl
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Assistant Professor
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w.helfrich umcg.nl
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l.hesse umcg.nl
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PhD candidate and postdoc
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prof. dr. A.L.W. (Anke) Huckriede
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a.l.w.huckriede umcg.nl
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Professor of Vaccinology
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Experimental lungpathology, immunology, epigenetics, mouse models for asthma and COPD, lungtissue regeneration
dr. M.N. (Machteld) Hylkema
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m.n.hylkema umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
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f.g.m.kroese umcg.nl
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Professor
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b.j.kroesen umcg.nl
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Associate professor
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chronische ontsteking, MS, EAE diermodellen, innate immuniteit, microbiele antigenen
prof. dr. J.D. (Jon) Laman
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j.d.laman umcg.nl
+31 50 36 32742
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Full professor of Immune Physiology
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prof. dr. L.F.M.H. (Lou) de Leij
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l.f.m.h.de.leij umcg.nl
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Professor (emeritus)
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Microglia immune memory
T. (Tiago) Medeiros Furquim Mendonça
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t.medeiros.furquim.mendonca umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6432
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PhD candidate
Macrophage biology
Immunology
Lung pathology
Pulmonology
Microplastics
Animal models of asthma, COPD, and pulmonary fibrosis
Flow cytometry
Histology
prof. dr. B.N. (Barbro) Melgert
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b.n.melgert rug.nl
+31 50 36 32947
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Associate professor Pharmaceutical Immunology
Pharmacology, Airway physiology and pathophysiology
prof. dr. H. (Herman) Meurs
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h.meurs rug.nl
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Professor of Immunopharmacology
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d.j.mulder umcg.nl
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Internist, Vascular Specialist
Ik ben opgeleid als wetenschappelijk onderzoeker met een sterke focus op cellulair en moleculair immunologisch onderzoek, waarbij ik een steeds sterkere interesse heb ontwikkeld in het doen van translationeel onderzoek in een multidisciplinaire setting. Mijn unieke expertise is het ontwikkelen van experimentele en preklinische modellen waarin mechanismes van complexe ziektes van het ademhalingsstelsel worden onderzocht, met als doel nieuwe interventies te ontwikkelen gebaseerd op de persoonlijke aanleg voor de aandoening. Naast het wetenschappelijk onderzoek draag ik met veel plezier bij aan het Geneeskunde en Immunologie onderwijs binnen het UMCG en de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Ik ben als Immunoloog erkend volgens de SMBWO criteria.

Mijn onderzoek kent twee thema’s, die allebei een sterk translationeel karakter hebben:Ten eerste heb ik een onderzoekslijn functionele genetica van chronische longaandoeningen , waarbinnen wij de biologische effecten proberen te ontrafelen van de genetische variatie die bijdraagt aan de gevoeligheid van de patiënt voor astma of COPD.  Ten tweede heb ik een onderzoekslijn translationeel onderzoek naar de mechanismen van allergeen immunotherapie , waarbinnen we in een combinatie van basaal onderzoek in muismodellen en patient-gebonden onderzoek het werkingsmechanisme van allergeen immunotherapie proberen te achterhalen, met als doel de effectiviteit van deze behandeling te kunnen verbeteren.
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m.c.nawijn umcg.nl
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Associate Professor
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h.w.nijman umcg.nl
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Gynaecologist Oncologist
prof. dr. A.J.M. (Antoon) van Oosterhout
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a.j.m.van.oosterhout umcg.nl
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Professor
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c.i.oyarce.diaz umcg.nl
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Postdoc
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Drug targeting, liver diseases, therapeutic proteins
prof. dr. K. (Klaas) Poelstra
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k.poelstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 33287 Farm acie
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Professor
M. Requesens Rueda
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m.requesens.rueda umcg.nl
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I.A. (Izabela) Rodenhuis-Zybert
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i.a.rodenhuis-zybert umcg.nl
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Senior researcher
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With Herpetology in the center, I have a background in infectious diseases, microbiology, genetics, transcriptomics, and developmental biology.
J.I. (Joana) Sabino Pinto, PhD
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j.i.sabino.pinto rug.nl
+31 50 36 32378
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A.K. (Akshaya Keerthi) Saikumar Jayalatha
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a.k.saikumar.jayalatha rug.nl
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PhD candidate
drs. ir. M. (Mark) Siderius
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m.siderius umcg.nl
+31 6 2564 6998
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PhD student
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Development of in vitro platform technologies to assess vaccine potency
A. (Aurora) Signorazzi
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a.signorazzi umcg.nl
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PhD candidate
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Animal Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Wild Immunology
prof. dr. B.I. (Irene) Tieleman
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b.i.tieleman rug.nl
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Professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow
Pulmonary pathology
prof. dr. W. (Wim) Timens
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w.timens umcg.nl
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Professor
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w.t.c.uniken.venema umcg.nl
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MD, PhD-student
dr. G.M.P.J. (Gwenny) Verstappen
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g.m.p.j.verstappen umcg.nl
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Postdoctoral researcher
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A.M. (Ana) Vizcaino Castro
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a.m.vizcaino.castro umcg.nl
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Biocompatibility, biomaterials, immunology, Diabetes, alginates, pectin, inulin type fructan, human milk oligosaccharides (hMOs), immunoisolation, microencapsulation, pancreatic islets, epithelial cells, immunology, immunomodulation, targetting of cells and food components, dietary fibers
prof. dr. P. (Paul) de Vos
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p.de.vos umcg.nl
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Full Professor Immunoendocrinology
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johanna.westra umcg.nl
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Researcher
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prof. dr. J.C. (Jan) Wilschut
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j.c.wilschut umcg.nl
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Professor of Molecular Virology
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Effects of immune disease associated SNPs on the geneexpression regulating part of the genome.
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s.withoff umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7100
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Associate Professor
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