Tim Eijgenraam

PhD Student

Tim Eijgenraam acquired his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Groningen. In his final year, Tim joined the department of Experimental Cardiology of the UMCG for a research internship. After receiving his Master’s degree, Tim continued his research on hereditary cardiomyopathies as a PhD candidate under the supervision of prof. dr. Rudolf de Boer and dr. Herman Silljé.

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Current activities

Tim is researching a specific type of cardiomyopathy caused by the p.Arg14del (R14del) mutation in the phospholamban (PLN) gene. Since it is unclear how this mutation causes cardiomyopathy, this research aims to provide insights into risk factors and potential therapeutic strategies.

My projects

PLN cardiomyopathy

Investigating and treating phospholamban cardiomyopathy

My publications

The phospholamban p.(Arg14del) pathogenic variant leads to cardiomyopathy with heart failure and is unreponsive to standard heart failure therapy

Tim R Eijgenraam, Bastiaan J Boukens, Cornelis J Boogerd, Marloes Schouten, Cees W A van de Kolk, Nienke M Stege, Wouter P Te Rijdt, Edgar T Hoorntje, Paul A van der Zwaag, Eva van Rooij, J Peter van Tintelen, Maarten P van den Berg, Peter van der Meer, Jolanda van der Velden, Herman H W Silljé, Rudolf A de Boer. Sci Rep. 2020

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Current understanding of fibrosis in genetic cardiomyopathies.

Eijgenraam TR, Silljé HHW, de Boer RA. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2019

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