AGIKO fellowship for Margreet Kouwenberg

Kouwenberg Margreet

ZonMw has awarded an AGIKO fellowship to Margreet Kouwenberg (Department of Nephrology). This personal grant enables her to follow a combined track of research and training in internal medicine and nephrology.

The main research question is how targeted interference with chemokine function can increase the tolerogenic potential of dendritic cells. Tolerogenic dendritic cells are able to regulate immune responses and form a promising way of immunotherapy in transplant patients and patients with autoimmune diseases.

It is the ambition of Margreet to translate her research findings into the future treatment of patients with renal diseases. The research is performed under supervision of Dr. Johan van der Vlag and Prof. Luuk Hilbrands.

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