18 September 2017

On Friday 15 September, Rotary Ridderkerk - de Waal held a golf tournament and auction to promote awareness for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and raise money for a new treatment.

This new treatment that is being developed at Radboudumc by Willeke Daamen (Biochemistry) and Sanne Botden (Paediatric Surgery), theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine. The patient organization “Platform CHD”, headed by Frank Meijer, fully supports and empowers this research strategy.

At the end of the day, a check worth € 27,130 was handed over to the Radboudumc and Platform CHD to further develop a new patch for closure of the thoracic diaphragm.

Related news items


A collagen plug with shape memory to seal iatrogenic fetal membrane defects after fetoscopic surgery

5 July 2022 Minimally invasive fetoscopic surgery is a rising medical technology to treat the unborn child, however there is an urgent need to reduce the risks introduced by the surgery. The Plugging the Gap project focusses on a new approach to this problem and the first results were recently published. read more

Willeke Daamen ratified as ETRS board member

3 November 2021 Willeke Daamen, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine appointed as board member of The European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS). read more

Grant for early detection of ovarian cancer

5 June 2020 The Department of Biochemistry (Toin van Kuppevelt/Willeke Daamen), together with the Department of Gynecology, has been awarded a grant of 144 kEuro for the development of an assay for the early detection of ovarian cancer. read more

3 million euro for Marie Curie ITN SkinTERM

5 June 2020 The European Union has provisionally awarded a grant of more than 3 million euro to the SkinTERM project “Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: From skin repair to regeneration”. SkinTERM is coordinated with Willeke Daamen as coordinator and Toin van Kuppevelt as vice coordinator. read more

FET-OPEN grant for Toin van Kuppevelt and Willeke Daamen

6 March 2020 A grant of 592 kEuro has been awarded to Toin van Kuppevelt and Willeke Daamen, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, for a Horizon 2020 FET-OPEN project entitled “Heparin and heparan sulphate: from sequence determination to therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease”. read more

Charity event for children with a diaphragmatic defect

26 September 2019 For the third year in a row, Rotary Ridderkerk - de Waal organised a golf tournament, dinner and auction to raise research funds for children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. At the end of the day, a cheque worth € 51,000 was handed over to Sanne Botden and Willeke Daamen. read more