Joost Hoenderop: A purifying screen
A purifying screen
How the kidneys regulate our mineral balance
The kidneys are the hard workers of our body, purifying every single drop of blood three hundred times a day. As a miraculous screen, they ensure that we get rid of the bad substances in our bodies without losing the good stuff. Joost Hoenderop is a molecular kidney physiologist. He examines how this system works.
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Prof. dr. Joost Hoenderop
Joost Hoenderop (1969) was the first to discover that pores in kidney cells -known as calcium channels - return calcium to the body. He currently heads an international research group within the Physiology Department at Radboud University Medical Centre. In 2006 he received the prestigious European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) and has been awarded grants by the Kidney Foundation and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. In addition to working with geneticists and nephrologists, he will be joining other researchers in a national consortium to develop a "BioKidney" in the lab.
Produced by Fast Facts
With the support of The Young Academy en Joost Hoenderop
Thanks to Iris Koopmans, The Young Academy Office, all members of the Fysiology department, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen
Made by: Aline Idzerda 2012
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Music: Daan van West
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