Thurlings , Rogier
Dr. Rogier Thurlings 


Inflammatory diseases


I performed my PhD at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of Amsterdam under supervision of Prof. Paul P. Tak and completed my thesis in 2011. I performed research on the role of B cells in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). My aim was to find evidence of RA disease subsets by studying differences in the humoral autoimmune response in relationship to disease progression and the clinical response to rituximab in RA. My work indicated that rituximab fails to deplete may fail to modulate the autoreactive B cell response in clinical non-responders to treatment. Currently, I supervise 2 PhD students on projects on humoral autoimmunity. Recently, I received an NWO Clinical Fellowship Grant. I completed my specialist training as Rheumatologist in October 2014 and joined the Radboudumc as staff rheumatologist and translational scientist. I will expand my research line on humoral autoimmunity in systemic inflammatory disease. Furthermore, I will link the experimental and clinical research in the department through translational projects.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

2007 Presentation award European Workshop on Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases.
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