Martin Dokter


Martin Dokter (BSc) was born on 26-07-1982 in Groningen (the Netherlands). After finishing his Junior general secondary education  in 1999, he went to the Intermediate Vocational Education (finished in 2004) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (finished in 2007) to study the profession of technician.
In 2007, he started working in the UMCG (laboratorium Medical Physiology) for 1 year following internship to do more research on the remyelination of neurons in patience with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2008 he started working for the Experimental Cardiology as research technician.


Together with the other members of the technical team he aims to maintain a stable, comfortable research environment where, research can be performed on a high level with many young investigators.
In the laboratory Martin performs several techniques, from which ELISA’s and Immunohistochemistry are the main topics.

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Current activities

As a research technician Martin mainly focuses on assisting researchers on a practical level in finding the answers to the scientific questions they/we are trying to answer. Next to this he supports researchers to choose the right equipment and or reagents for the different experiments.

My projects


Secreted factors in cardiac remodeling provoke tumorigenesis and end organ damage in heart failure

My publications

The liver X receptor agonist AZ876 protects against pathological cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis without lipogenic side effects.

Cannon MV, Yu H, Candido WM, Dokter MM, Lindstedt EL, Silljé HH, van Gilst WH, de Boer RA. Eur J Heart Fail. 2015

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Galectin-3 and sST2 in prediction of left ventricular ejection fraction after myocardial infarction.

Van der Velde AR, Lexis CP, Meijers WC, van der Horst IC, Lipsic E, Dokter MM, van Veldhuisen DJ, van der Harst P, de Boer RA. Clin Chim Acta. 2016

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Selenium and outcome in heart failure

Bomer N, Grote Beverborg N, Hoes MF, Streng KW, Vermeer M, Dokter MM, IJmker J, Anker SD, JF Cleland, Hillege HL, Lang CC, Ng LL, Samani NJ, Tromp J, van Veldhuisen DJ, Touw DJ, Voors AA, van der Meer P. Eur J Heart Fail. 2019

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