MDR Colloquium March 2024

The MDR March colloquium will be held on Wednesday March 13rd at 4:00 pm (CET), online via TEAMS. We welcome all scientists from the MDR-affiliated institutes (MERLN, ICMS, RMU).

We are hosting 2 speakers:

Martijn Cox, PhD – Xeltis
Restorative Cardiovascular Devices Towards Clinical Practice

Martijn Cox, PhD, is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Xeltis. Xeltis is a pioneering medical device company engaged in the development of revolutionary cardiovascular implants through Endogenous Tissue Restoration (ETR). With over 15 years of expertise in ETR and cardiovascular systems, Martijn has been instrumental in advancing Xeltis’ technology. His leadership has fostered significant collaborations in cardiovascular tissue engineering, progressing numerous devices from concept to clinical stages. An innovator at heart, he is a co-inventor on over 15 international patents. Martijn holds a PhD in cardiovascular tissue engineering and an MBA in Business Innovation from TIAS School for Business and Society.

Tim Koopmans, PhD – Hubrecht Institute
Adaptive vs Mal-adaptive Scarring in the Adult Mammalian Heart

Tim Koopmans started his PhD at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, where he worked on airway fibrosis and remodeling. He did his first Postdoc in the lab of Yuval Rinkevich at the Helmholtz Institute in Munich, Germany, where he continued to work on the molecular basis of fibrosis in a different organ setting. He is now based at the Hubrecht Institute, first in the lab of Kerstin Bartscherer, and currently in the lab of Eva van Rooij, where he developed a new animal model to study adaptive fibrosis in the injured heart.

Moderator: Thijs Conner

Please find the poster below for the MDR Colloquium of March 2024.

Poster MDR colloquium March 2024