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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. W. (Wim) Timens


Present position:

Professor of pathology, Dept Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands


Wim Timens studied Medicine at the University of Groningen en received his MD in 1983. After a short period as a research fellow, he followed the residency training program at the Department of Pathology, University Hospital Groningen (now part of the University Medical Center Groningen), and was board registered as a pathologist in 1990. In 1988 he received a PhD-degree with a thesis on structure and function of the human spleen. In 1990 he worked as a post-doc at the Cross-Cancer Institute, Edmonton Canada, and later that year he joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology, University Hospital Groningen. In 1992 he was appointed in this department as an associate professor, and in 1994 as a full professor in pathology. In 2007 he spent a mini-sabbatical with Prof. Thomas Colby, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale AZ, USA and with Prof. James C. Hogg, iCAPTURE Center, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

From January 2010-March 2020 he was Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Medical Biology of the University Medical Center Groningen.

Although he started his career in haematopathology and immunopathology, in which areas he also started his research interests, soon he became very interested in- and challenged by pulmonary pathology. In the last >30 years he has dedicated his diagnostic pathology work to the whole area of pulmonary diseases. Since then he has worked on different research themes involving lung pathology, and has been involved in- and leads many research projects, most with external funding and almost invariably in close collaboration with the department of pulmonology and several other disciplines.

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