About usThis department pursues and promotes knowledge of how the human body functions through an understanding of biomolecules, cells, organs, and organisms.
- The department is committed to excellent and inspiring teaching of physiology courses in the Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and postdoc programs of Radboudumc.
- The department is committed to basic and clinically relevant research of the highest achievable level that ranges from molecules to humans with the aim to unravel (patho)physiological mechanisms to ultimately improve the quality of life for human beings of all ages.
Achieving the missionTo achieve this mission the following central goals have been set:
- The department provides an international working environment that encourages focus, efficiency, innovation and ambition. Team spirit, working pleasure and personal education of employees are instrumental to achieve these goals.
- The department has three research groups, i.e. Integrative Physiology, Ion Transport and Osmoregulation, which are mutually complementary and blossom in unity.
In the spotlight
About PhysiomicsPhysiology is one of the oldest disciplines in medicine and its importance is nicely illustrated by the nobel awards which are since 1901 annually awarded for medicine or physiology. Physiology is the important discipline that studies the function of living systems including organisms, organs, cells, and biomolecules that exists in living systems. Our department traditionally focussed on the function of the cardiovascular system, lungs, kidneys and the gastrointestinal tract.
A hallmark in science was the elucidation of the human DNA sequence in 2003 which opened revolutionary avenues of science, introducing new areas as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. The timely questions is what can Physiologists contribute to these new exciting possibilities?
It is now time that we integrate our previously obtained knowledge to disseminate quantitative models describing the functional behavior of biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. Thus, Physiologists can now make the difference by going from genes to function, and that is what matters in life! Thus, Physiologists are ready for the next challenge in science, named Physiomics bringing our important discipline to the next level in the coming decades and beyond.
Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Geert Grooteplein 28
6525 GA Nijmegen
Postal addressPost 143 Physiology
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen