About Physiology and 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.
The department is chaired by René Bindels who together with business manager Nicolai Giling supervises all the ongoing activities. Our research activities are performed by three research groups that are supervised by Maria Hopman, Joost Hoenderop and Peter Deen.click to see organogram
Management organogramThe department is chaired by Prof. René Bindels who together with our business manager Mr. Nicolai Giling supervises all the ongoing activities of the department. Our research activities are performed by three research groups that are supervised by profs. Maria Hopman, Joost Hoenderop and Peter Deen, respectively. Together we all form the management team of the department.
Main physiology courses
- Circulation and respiration I (5O101) - R. Bindels
- Metabolism and electrolyte homeostasis (5O102) - R. Bindels
- Movement and movement control (5O103) - M. Hopman
- Transmembrane transport and signals (KMP4) - P. Deen
- Oxygen: the difference between life and death (KMR4) - J. Hoenderop
- Movement science (DT03) - M. Hopman
- Capita Selecta - J. Hoenderop
- Pathophysiology of the kidney - P. Deen