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About us Medical Sciences Research Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University Medical Center Groningen

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Core activities:

  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Education and training

Patient care

The department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is responsible for the clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, including patients with diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract. Areas of special interest include cholestatic liver diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and premalignant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. The department is strongly involved in the liver transplantation programme and the small bowel transplantation programme of the University Hospital.


Research is directed at clinical and patient-oriented research as well as basic research, with a strong focus on cell biological and molecular biological aspects of disease mechanisms.

The main research lines are:

  1. Preclinical research on inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and fibrotic liver disease, partucularly non-alcolholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/NASH).
  2. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): pathogenic mechanisms and interventions.
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal transplantation.

Education and Training

The department is involved in the education and training of Medical, Biology and Pharmacy students.

The department also participates in postgraduate courses and is responsible for the training of gastroenterologists.


Date Time
17 March 2021 14:30 Thesis Defence Floris Voskuil
3 March 2021 16:15 Thesis Defence Kim van der Sloot
24 Februari 2021 Thesis Defence Vera Peters
3 Februari 2021 14:30 Thesis Defence Valerie Collij
3 December 2020 9:00 Thesis Defence Archie Mposhi
25 November 2020 16:15 Thesis Defence Shiva Koets-Shajari
23 November 2020 9:00 Thesis Defence Mengfan Zhang
9 November 2020 14:30 Thesis Defence Michiel Voskuil
7 September 2020 14:30 Thesis Defence Turtushikh Damba
2 September 2020 14:30 Thesis Defence Steven de Jongh

Last modified:23 February 2021 4.35 p.m.