Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Over onsFaculty of Science and EngineeringOnderzoekGRIPNews and activities

Loes Kistemaker receives NRS Swierenga Thesis Award

20 april 2016
Loes Kistemaker received NRS Swierenga Thesis Award
Loes Kistemaker received NRS Swierenga Thesis Award

During the Dutch Longdagen 2016, Dr. Loes Kistemaker,
research group Molecular Pharmacology of the Groningen Research
Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP), was awarded the NRS Swieringa Thesis
Award. Loes Kistemaker received the award together with a price of
€ 4.500,-. The
Swieringa Thesis Awarded is granted annually to the
best thesis in the field of lung diseases, diagnostics and therapy.

Loes Kistemaker obtained her PhD in March 2015 and was rewarded
the classification cum laude.
She graduated under the supervision of
Prof. R. Gosens, Prof. H. Meurs (GRIP) and
Prof. H. Kerstjens (UMCG).
The studies Loes Kistemaker described in her thesis have revealed
that acetylcholine contributes to airway
inflammation and remodeling
in asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
specifically via M3 muscarinic receptors. In addition, she provided the
first evidence that inflammation in COPD is in part mediated by the
neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This suggests that patients with asthma
or COPD might benefit from M3-selective antagonists to a much larger
extent than previously appreciated.

Laatst gewijzigd:20 april 2016 16:01

Meer nieuws

  • 13 december 2017

    Faculty of Economics and Business achieves 3-year EQUIS re-accreditation

    The European accreditation institution EFMD has just announced that the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen has been awarded the prestigious EQUIS accreditation for an additional 3 years. This re-accreditation was...

  • 28 november 2017

    Samenwerking gemeenten bespaart geen geld

    Anders dan gedacht verlaagt samenwerking tussen gemeenten de uitgaven van gemeenten niet. Ook leidt samenwerking niet tot een meetbare verbetering van de gemeentelijke voorzieningen. Dat schrijven Maarten Allers en Tom de Greef van het Centrum voor...

  • 27 november 2017

    #PanoramaRomantica in het Groninger Museum

    Speciaal voor de aanstaande tentoonstelling De Romantiek in het Noorden en de huidige expositie Ook Romantiek in het Groninger Museum, heeft het Reality Center van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen een virtueel panorama ontwikkeld: #PanoramaRomantica....