Reinout Stoop studied Biology at the University of Utrecht. He did his Ph.D. on collagen degradation during osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Subsequently he obtained a position first as Lecturer and later as assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopedics at Rush Presbytarian and St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, working on the role of CD44 in lymphocyte trafficking during arthritis. In 2001 he became Head of the department of Cell Biology at the Natural and Medical Science Institute in Reutlingen, Germany, focusing on the development and testing of biomaterials for cartilage tissue engineering and their subsequent transfer to the clinic. Since 2007, Reinout is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Metabolic Health Research at TNO in Leiden and heading the fibrosis research within this department, focusing on novel models and read-outs for fibrosis.
Contact: Department of Metabolic Health Research, TNO.
Postal address: Zernikedreef 9, 2333CK Leiden, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 88 8666129
Yolande Ramos (Webmaster NVMB)
Yolande Ramos studied Medical Biology at the VU University. She performed a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology on the p53 tumor suppressor protein and its interaction with MDMX (Leiden University), and in Molecular Epidemiology aiming at the implementation of functional genomics in osteoarthritis (LUMC). Since 2016 she is working as an assistant professor in the 'Osteoarthritis Group' of the department of Molecular Epidemiology at the LUMC, Leiden. Her research is focused on increasing knowledge of the etiology of osteoarthritis and the identification of biomarkers that may contribute to distinguish subtypes of osteoarthritis and patients prone to fast progression.
Contact: Department of Molecular Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center
Postal address: Postzone S05-P, Room T05-46, Einthovenweg 20, 2333 ZC Leiden
Phone: +31 (0) 71 5269744
Janette Burgess is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow, who arrived in the Netherlands from Australia in 2015, who is a member of the Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, Medical Biology section at UMCG. Janette completed her Bachelor of Science (with honours) at the University of Adelaide in 1991 and her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 1998. In 1999 she was appointed to a Post-doctoral position at the University of Sydney under the guidance of Prof Judy Black. She has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australia) Peter Doherty training award (2000-2006), NHMRC R.D Wright Career Development Award (2006-2011) and a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship level 2 (2012-2015). Janette’s research focusses on the role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in lung pathology.
Contact: Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen.
Postal address: PO Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 (0) 50 3618043
Esmeralda Blaney Davidson
Esmeralda Blaney Davidson is assistant professor and junior principal lecturer at Experimental Rheumatology of the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Her research interests are the role of growth factors/cytokines in pain, ageing and pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases. She is an expert in cartilage-specific transgenic mouse models, mouse models for osteoarthritis, transforming growth factor signaling in cartilage, ageing and pain. She is a project leader, supervisor of several PhD students (including an external US-based PhD student), post docs and a technician. She is a junior principal lecturer in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Mechanism and Disease at Radboudumc.
Contact: Experimental Rheumatology, Radboudumc
Postal adress: P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 24 3616619
Fax : +31 (0) 24 3540403