Martijn Hoes


Martijn Hoes received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (2011), followed by Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (2013) from Maastricht University, focusing on Developmental Biology and Epigenetics. Subsequently, he started as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter van der Meer at the University Medical Center Groningen. His research focuses on in vitro disease modeling using iPSC generation techniques and various differentiation techniques. Martijn has defended his on the 20th of March, 2019 and is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Dr. Peter van der Meer.

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Current activities

Martijn is currently studying the metabolic abnormalities that occur during peripartum cardiomyopathy (part of STOP-HF) and in the hearts of diabetic cardiomyopathy patients (part of PROMINENT MSCA Cofund).

My projects


Stem cell models to unravel the susceptibility and resilience to develop heart failure

Selenium and Heart Failure

Translational research focusing on synergy between lifestyle interventions and treating HF.

My publications

The role of cathepsin D in the pathophysiology of heart failure and its potentially beneficial properties: a translational approach.

Hoes MF, Tromp J, Ouwerkerk W, Bomer N, Oberdorf‐Maass SU, Samani NJ, Ng LL, Lang CC, Harst P van der, Hillege H, Anker SD, Metra M, Veldhuisen DJ van, Voors AA, Meer P van der. Eur J Heart Fail. 2019.

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In peripartum cardiomyopathy Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 is a potential new biomarker with controversial roles.

Ricke-Hoch M, Hoes MF, Pfeffer TJ, Schlothauer S, Nonhoff J, Haidari S, Bomer N, Scherr M, Stapel B, Stelling E, Kiyan Y, Falk C, Haghikia A, Binah O, Arany Z, Thum T, Bauersachs J, Meer P van der, Hilfiker-Kleiner D. Cardiovasc Res. 2019

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Iron deficiency impairs contractility of human cardiomyocytes through decreased mitochondrial function.

Hoes MF, Grote Beverborg N, Kijlstra JD, Kuipers J, Swinkels DW, Giepmans BNG, Rodenburg RJ, Veldhuisen DJ van, Boer RA de, Meer P van der. Eur J Heart Fail. 2018

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