People Joost Hoenderop
prof. dr. Joost Hoenderop
About Joost HoenderopJoost Hoenderop is full professor of Molecular Kidney Physiology, has a background in molecular biology and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Medical Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2000. read more
About Joost HoenderopJoost Hoenderop is full professor of Molecular Kidney Physiology, has a background in molecular biology and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Medical Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2000. Subsequently, he held an EMBO fellowship at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Research interests include the regulation of Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport in epithelia with a specific focus on the molecular regulation of epithelial Ca2+ and Mg2+ channels (TRPV5&6 and TRPM6&7), members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Recent studies indicate that these channels function as gatekeepers to maintain the extracellular Ca2+ and Mg2+ balance which is crucial for mammalian development and function. His current work focuses on the functional aspects of these channels using a comprehensive approach that includes studies on epithelial cell lines and animal knockout models, identification of regulatory partners and electrophysiological analysis of channel activity.
- hoogleraar (Primary)
Personal prizes & awards
- A prestigious ZonMw Vernieuwingsimpuls grant
- The Career Program from the Dutch Kidney Foundation
- The EURYI award from the European Science Foundation
Research group Molecular physiologyJoost Hoenderop’s group focuses on understanding tubulopathies. The focus is on the tubular transport of calcium, magnesium and sodium by the kidney tubule and the changes therein. read more
Department Medical BioSciences
This department focuses on basic and translational research in the medical biosciences, from molecules to humans, to better understand disease and health and improve diagnostics and treatment.read more