Research Departments Physiology

About us

The department is chaired by René Bindels who together with business manager Arthur Willemsen manages all the ongoing activities.

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About us

The department is chaired by René Bindels who together with business manager Arthur Willemsen manages all the ongoing activities. Our research and teaching activities are supervised by our staff consisting of Jeroen de Baaij, Laurien Buffart, Thijs Eijsvogels, Joost Hoenderop, Maria Hopman, Jojanneke Huck and Dick Thijssen.

Mission statement

  • 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 mission

To 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 several research groups, i.e. Cardiovascular Physiology, Integrative Physiology and Molecular Physiology, which are mutually complementary and blossom in unity.


Rene Bindels
head of department

+31 (0)24 361 34 26
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In the spotlight


About Physiology

Physiology 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. read more

Our people Physiology

A list of researchers connected to this department. read more

Internships Many options

Discover our internships opportunities at the Radboudumc and abroad. read more

Teaching Physiology

The main teaching activities the department of physiology is involved in. read more


Keep in touch

Getting there Molecular Physiology

Postal address

Geert Grooteplein Zuid 30
6525 GA Nijmegen
Att.: Department of Physiology
Location 286


Follow route 286 (Chair of the department, route 286)

Getting there Integrative Physiology

Entrance: Radboudumc, West entrance (ingang West)
Route: 392

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Getting there Integrative Physiology

Visiting address

Philips van Leydenlaan 15
6525EX Nijmegen


Go to Philips van Leydenlaan 15
Enter building at: Radboudumc, West entrance (ingang West)
Follow route 392

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The chair's office

T: +31 (0)24 361 34 26

Mailing address
Department of Physiology (286)
Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC)
P.O. Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Express mailing address
Department of Physiology (286) - M850.07.046
Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC)
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 30, 6525 GA, Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Mr. Nicolai Giling, T: +31 (0)24 818 65 38
Mrs. Renée van Damme T: 31 (0)24 361 42 73
Mrs. Janneke Hermens T: +31 (0)24 361 34 26
Mrs. Veronique Jacobs – Hoevenaar T: +31 (0)24 361 34 26

F: +31 (0)24 366 83 40

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