National Program for Respiratory Research

There is already much important research ongoing in the Netherlands, but more research is still needed. Cross-fertilization will lead to innovative and high-quality research. Ultimately this will increase the chance of breakthroughs.

The task force

  • Pieter Hiemstra, chair, Prof PhD, Cell Biologie & Immunologie LUMC Leiden
  • Jan Grutters, vice-chair, Prof MD PhD, Pulmonologist, Antonius Ziekenhuis Nieuwegein
  • Toin van Kuppevelt, PhD, researcher Biochemistry, RadboudUmc Nijmegen
  • Frances de Man, MD PhD, researcher Pulmonary health care, VUmc Amsterdam
  • Peter Merkus, MD PhD, pediatric pulmonologist, RadboudUmc Nijmegen
  • Tom van der Poll, Prof MD PhD, researcher infectious diseases, AMC Amsterdam
  • Robbert Rottier, PhD, researcher Moleculaire Biologie, Erasmus Rotterdam
  • Martina Schmidt, Prof PhD, Molecular Pharmacology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Dick Tibboel, Prof MD PhD, pediatric surgeon, ErasmusMC Rotterdam
  • Gerry Wagenaar, PhD, researcher and head of laboratory of neonatology, LUMC, Leiden
  • Saskia Weldam, verplegingswetenschapper, epidemioloog, UMC Utrecht
  • Marlies Wijsenbeek, MD PhD, pulmonologist, ErasmucMC Rotterdam
  • Brigitte Willemse, MD PhD, pediatric pulmonologist, UMCG Groningen

On the road to the science of tomorrow!