National Program for Respiratory Research

In the interplay of research and ' personalized medicine ' biobanks are a necessary requirement. Since there is scarcity of cells and tissues we wish to set up a ' virtual ' biobank of lung diseases. In so doing, we strive for country-wide availability of biobank information for research, in combination with adequate clinical data.

The task force

  • Wim Timens, chair, Prof MD PhD, pathologist UMCG Groningen
  • Leo Koenderman, vice-chair, Prof PhD, immunologist, Dpt Pulmonary diseases, UMCU, Utrecht
  • Annemie Schols, vice-chair, Prof PhD,  researcher nutrition and metabolism, MUMC, Maastricht
  • Mieke Dentener, PhD, researcher pulmonary diseases, MUMC, Maastricht
  • Katrien Grünberg, PhD, patholoog, RadboudUMCNijmegen
  • Martijn Nawijn, PhD, researcher medical biology, UMCG Groningen
  • Jan von der Thusen, MD PhD, patholoog, ErasmusMC, Den Haag/Rotterdam
  • Gerry Wagenaar, PhD, researcher, head lab of neonatology, LUMC, Leiden
  • Hendrien Witte, directoar patint organisation Lung Foundation

On the road to the science of tomorrow!