Dr. Nils Bömer received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (2007), followed by Master of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering (2010) from University of Twente, focusing on Developmental Biology and Epigenetics. In 2017, Nils received his PhD from the Leiden University in the Netherlands. During his PhD at the Department of Molecular Epidemiology (LUMC), he used functional genomics (functional follow-up of genetic associations) as a tool to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA).
As a Postdoctoral researcher at the Experimental Cardiology department he focuses on translation of clinical observations towards in vitro disease modelling using hPSCs, to identify key disease drivers and their mechanisms in the development of heart failure.
Currently, Nils is establishing his own line of research on selenium, selenoproteins and heart failure. His translational research line is focusing on synergy between lifestyle interventions and treating HF. The pathophysiological mechanisms affected by Se deficiency are explored in depth using both clinical/biomarker studies and state-of-the-art 3D tissue engineering of human heart tissues.
Furthermore, he is involved in several other projects (Selenium; PLN cardiomyopathy; DISSECT-HF)
Stem cell models to unravel the susceptibility and resilience to develop heart failure
Translational research focusing on synergy between lifestyle interventions and treating HF.