dr. A. Diepstra

pathologist and post-doc researcher

dr. A. Diepstra
E-mail:
a.diepstra umcg.nl

Research

Research interests

I am a hematopathologist at the University Medical Center Groningen and a principal investigator in the SALL (stem cells, aging, leukemia and lymphoma) program of the CRCG (Cancer Research Center Groningen). My main research interest involves malignant lymphoma, in particular Hodgkin lymphoma, with a strong focus on interactions between tumor cells and the microenvironment. In my PhD thesis "Classical Hodgkin lymphoma: population based studies on HLA and EBV (2007)" and follow-up studies, I discovered that the HLA system is intricately involved in Hodgkin lymphoma susceptibility, pathogenesis and prognosis and published these findings in the Lancet, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Blood. I secured three Dutch Cancer Society grants to do functional follow-up studies on these findings. Fruitful international collaborations involve the Interlymph consortium on genome wide association studies, the Lymphoma group of the EORTC and various groups in the UK, Canada and the US. My areas of expertise are: immunology, tumor cell biology, association studies and molecular diagnostics in pathology.   

Publications
  1. Biopsy-Controlled Non-Invasive Quantification of Collagen Type VI in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Post-Hoc Analysis of the MECANO Trial

    Yepes-Calderón, M., Sotomayor, C. G., Rasmussen, D. G. K., Hijmans, R. S., Te Velde-Keyzer, C. A., van Londen, M., van Dijk, M., Diepstra, A., Berger, S. P., Karsdal, M. A., Bemelman, F. J., de Fijter, J. W., Kers, J., Florquin, S., Genovese, F., Bakker, S. J. L., Sanders, J-S. & Van Den Born, J., Oct-2020, In : Journal of Clinical Medicine. 9, 10, 12 p., 3216.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Rosetting T cells in Hodgkin lymphoma are activated by immunological synapse components HLA class II and CD58

    Veldman, J., Visser, L., Huberts-Kregel, M., Muller, N., Hepkema, B., Van den Berg, A. & Diepstra, A., 26-Jun-2020, In : Blood. 21, p. 2437-2441 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Cell-free DNA as biomarker in Hodgkin lymphoma patients

    Tan, G. W., Terpstra, M. M., Kok, K., Diepstra, A., van den Berg, A. & Plattel, W., Mar-2020, In : Klinische Pädiatrie. 232, 2, p. 89-89 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Een lab dat levens redt - a lab that saves lives

    Arjan Diepstra

    29/04/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

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Activities
  1. micro-RNA screens on effect on immunological characteristics in Hodgkin lymphoma

    Arjan Diepstra (Examiner)

    1-Oct-2020

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of PhD studentsAcademic

  2. micro-RNA screens on effect on signalling pathways in Hodgkin lymphoma

    Arjan Diepstra (Examiner)

    1-Oct-2020

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of PhD studentsAcademic

  3. Evaluation of molecular profiles and micro-environments in lymphoma

    Arjan Diepstra (Examiner)

    1-Sep-2020

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of PhD studentsAcademic

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Prizes
  1. Translational research Transplant-BRAVE trial

    Diepstra, Arjan (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: National/international honourAcademic

  2. Karl Musshoff Prize

    Diepstra, Arjan (Recipient), 24-Oct-2016

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