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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. M.N. Hylkema

Universitair Hoofddocent

Dr Machteld Hylkema (1965) is Associate Professor (UHD1) since 2014 at the Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, UMCG. She obtained a master in Biology at the University of Leiden in 1991 and completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 1995. She worked as a Post Doc in the US (Stanford University, 1998) and Groningen (1995-1997, 1999-2003) and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2003. Her work focuses on the early origins and pathogenesis of asthma and COPD using experimental models in the mouse. She has been and is participating as scientific leader in several projects funded by the European Commission (within the Sixth Framework Programme, GABRIEL), EU COST action (Developmental Origins of Chronic Lung Disease, 2012-2016), Lung Foundation (LF3.2.09.031, LF3.2.09.036, LF3.2.11.013). She recently received a grant from ZonMw (MKMD 114021507) for development of a 3D model of the human airways using a bioprinter (collaboration with Prof Burgess and Prof Harmsen). The development of this 3D bio-printed model will be an important tool for finding more effective treatments for COPD patients, and is an important step towards reducing animal testing.                                                                            She has international collaborations with Harvard University (Boston, US), Borstel Research Center (Borstel, Germany) and Shantou University Medical College (Shantou, China). She is co-author of over 95 peer reviewed publications and is member of the editorial board of The American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology since 2012.

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9713 AV Groningen
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