Macrophage Group Amsterdam


Menno de Winther graduated in Biology at Utrecht University and did his PhD at the department of Human Genetics at Leiden University. After a stay in Oxford he moved to Maastricht in 2000 where he was a principle investigator at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) from 2007-2011. In 2011 he moved to the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. His group works on different aspects of macrophage function in atherosclerosis.




Marion Gijbels graduated in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University. She was trained as an experimental pathologist at the Institute for Experimental Gerontology in Rijswijk and performed there her PhD on a mouse model with chronic proliferative dermatitis. Since 1996 she is involved as an experimental pathologist in atherosclerotic research, first at the Leiden University, followed by Maastricht University and the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.









Marten Hoeksema graduated in Clinical Molecular Sciences in 2010 at Maastricht University. During his senior practical training at the macrophage group, he wrote his thesis about signaling pathways of activated macrophages. In 2010, Marten was awarded the Kootstra Talent Student Fellowship, which allowed him to continue his research on macrophage signaling.