National Program for Respiratory Research

If we wish to bring basic and applied lung research in the Netherlands to a higher level, we need the most talented young researchers. To attract them and to ensure they can develop themselves optimally, we need high-level training and support to young researchers.

The task force

  • Anne-Marie Dingemans, chair, MD PhD, pulmonologist and pulmonary oncologist, MUMC Maastricht
  • Reinoud Gosens, vice-chair, Prof MD PhD, researcher molecular pharmacology, RUG, Groningen
  • Gert-Jan Braunstahl, MD PhD, pulmonologist Sint Franciscus gasthuis, Rotterdam
  • Anne van der Does, Phd, infectious diseases, LUMC Leiden
  • Thijs Hoffman, researcher pulmonary diseases, Antonius hospital Nieuwegein
  • Anouk Oldenburger, PhD, researcher molecular pharmacology, RUG, Groningen
  • Suzanne Pieper, MSc, research coordinator, Longfonds
  • Esther Pompe, MSc, arts-researcher pulmonary diseases, UMCU, Utrecht
  • Alex Remels, PhD, researcher pulmonary diseases, MUMC, Maastricht
  • Robbert Rottier, PhD, researcher Moleculaire Biologie, Erasmus Rotterdam
  • Hermelijn Smits, PhD, researcher parasitologie, LUMC, Leiden
  • Gerry Wagenaar, PhD, researcher and head neonatologisch laboratory, LUMC, Leiden
  • Brigitte Willemse, MD PhD, kinderpulmonologist, UMCG, Groningen

Our goal

Formulating a plan for nationwide training and support of young researchers.

That’s how we work

We focus on three target groups: students, PhD students and researchers who have recently gained their doctorates. For each of these groups we are working on a specific plan that focuses on the needs of each particular group.

On the road to the science of tomorrow!