Project supervisors

An overview of our project supervisors

Magnus Bäck

Supervisor of project 1: A failing resolution of inflammation in increased plaque instability: cause or consequence of microcalcifications?
Professor of Cardiology at Karolinska Institutet and Senior Consultant at the Division of Valvular and Coronary Heart Disease at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm (Sweden)

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Rory R. Koenen

Supervisor of project 2: Contribution of calcium crystals to non-canonical inflammatory protein secretion in platelets and endothelial cells
Associate Professor at Maastricht University, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen / RWTH Aachen

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Leon Schurgers

Supervisor of project 3: Vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypic switching
Associate professor at the department of biochemistry, which is part of the Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM Maastricht University

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Peter Stenvinkel

Supervisor of project 4: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)– a clinical model of premature vascular ageing
Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm (Sweden)

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Joachim Jankowski

Supervisor of project 5: Characterisation of the recently identified “Calcification blocking factor” (CBF) and isolation of unknown mediators inhibiting calcification processes
Director of the Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR)

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Claudia Goettsch

Supervisor of project 6: The role of GLP-1 in the development of diabetic intimal and medial calcification
Group leader at the Department of Internal Medicine I (Cardiology) at RWTH Aachen University

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Ulf Hedin

Supervisor of project 7: Vascular remodeling: Identification and characterization of novel vSMCs markers relevant to vascular remodeling
Research group leader of the group Vascular Surgery at Karolinska Institutet Stockholm (Sweden)

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Erik Biessen

Supervisor of project 8: Dissecting the cross-interaction between vascular micro-calcification and inflammation: a human systems biology approach
Chair Experimental Vascular Pathology lab MUMC+ Maastricht

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Tilman Hackeng

Supervisor of project 9: Molecular and drug design to detect and target vascular microcalcification
Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM)

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Eline Kooi

Supervisor of project 10: Investigation of plaque vulnerability using Hybrid PET/MR imaging of key aspects of plaque vulnerability in different vascular beds
Professor of Medical Physics, especially vascular imaging at Maastricht University Medical Center

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