Poster Award for Maike Schuldt and Larissa Dorsch

Maike Schuldt and Larissa Dorsch were awarded the Poster Award at the 1st Translational Research Meeting of the Netherlands Heart Institute. The title of their poster was: “Mutation location and dose effects on cardiomyocyte function in HCM”.


VUmc in de Praktijk – Diederik Kuster

Diederik Kuster from the Department of Physiology in online magazine ‘VUmc in de Praktijk’:

Hoe mooi zou het zijn als er een medicijn bestond dat erfelijke hartziekten kon voorkomen? Diederik Kuster, sinds 2014 onderzoeker op de afdeling fysiologie aan VUmc, doet er onderzoek naar. ‘We zijn nog niet zo ver, maar ik denk dat we voorzichtig optimistisch mogen zijn.’!/erfelijke-hartziekten


4 In het Vizier

Promotional Video about VUmc Division IV including the Department of Physiology

VUmc Department of Physiology App with PhD Theses

The moving to a brand new O2 Lab Building also meant the introduction of a ‘paperless office’  for the Department of Physiology

Together with the book shelves and piles of paper the showcase with PhD Theses also disappeared from the department floors. In exchange, the department developed an innovative alternative together with the startup ThesisApps: a Department App with PhD Theses. In the App VUmc Physiology all recent Phd Theses are freely available. In addition, numerous interactive elements are incorporated in the Apps about the PhD Candidates, the performed research and the PhD Defenses: networks like PubMed, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Google Scholar are integrated. Videos of research, techniques or presentations on conferences can be played in the App and with Google Maps navigation to the exact locations of the PhD ceremony and party becomes easy.

For the department it is a sustainable solution in line with the new paperless office in the O2 Building that saves high printing- and shipping costs.

Read the Dutch article on the VUmc website