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Niels Riksen full professor

On December 1st 2014, Niels Riksen has been appointed professor in Vascular Medicine.

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Niels Riksen full professor

Niels Riksen is mainly interested in pharmacological modulation of (myocardial) ischemia reperfusion injury. Using a translational approach 'from bench to bedside, he is involved in preclinical experiments as well as in randomized clinical trials. More recently, he also gained interest in the role of monocytes in the development of atherosclerosis in collaboration with the laboratory of experimental internal medicine. Niels is an internist and head of the division of Vascular Medicine at the department of Internal Medicine. After his doctoral dissertation in 2007 at the department of Pharmacology-Toxicology, he worked for one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute in London. He has received a Clinical Fellowship from ZonMw and a dr. Dekker fellowship from the Netherlands Heart Foundation. On December 1st 2014, Niels Riksen has been appointed professor in Vascular Medicine.

Personal prizes & awards full professor

  • 2012: Radboudpenning 2012
  • 2008: Vascular Medicine Award of the Dutch Society for Vascular Medicine and MSD (NVVG-MSD)
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Personal prizes & awards full professor

  • 2012: Radboudpenning 2012
  • 2008: Vascular Medicine Award of the Dutch Society for Vascular Medicine and MSD (NVVG-MSD)
  • 2008: Award for best Ph.D. thesis by the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy (NVKF&B)
  • 2008: Einthoven Award 2008 ("Einthoven Dissertatieprijs") for best Ph.D. thesis by the Dutch Heart Foundation and the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN)
  • 2006 Excellence3 Award from the Netherlands Foundation for Cardiovascular Excellence because of clinical, scientific, and presenting excellence (€30.000)

Field of study

Internal Medicine

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more