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Rudolf de Boer appointed professor in Translational Cardiology

06 November 2013

On July 1, 2013, dr. R.A. de Boer was appointed professor in Translational Cardiology at the University Medical Center Groningen.

Rudolf de Boer (Gouda, 1972) studied Medicine at the University of Groningen and subsequently specialised in Cardiology in Groningen. During his PhD research that focussed on relationships between ischemia and heart failure, he specialised as researcher and physician in experimental and clinical studies. In 2002 he defended his thesis entitled “Neurohormonal activation, angiogenesis, and heart failure” at the University of Groningen. During one year he then worked as research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. De Boer is now appointed at the UMCG as cardiologist with subspecialty (inheritable forms of) heart failure. As of January 2014, he will be head of the Division of Experimental Cardiology. His expertise concerns the identification and study of novel factors in response to cardiac injury that contribute to cardiac remodeling.

Professor De Boer aims to further study the translational aspects of heart failure. His research will generate a platform to discover molecular mechanisms of heart failure, their evaluation in experimental models and subsequently in clinical studies with relevant outcome measures. The results may contribute to new treatment strategies and personalised medicine.

Last modified:25 February 2015 3.56 p.m.

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