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Welcome to my page. Let me introduce myself, I am Hester den Ruijter, Professor of Cardiovascular disease in women. My aim is to translate knowledge from experimental research to the patient. In women, the diagnosis of heart disease is a problem. Most available diagnostics for heart disease have been tested in men and directly translated to women. Nowadays we are increasingly becoming aware that male-derived tests do not always detect heart disease in women. There are interesting sex differences in the pathophysiology of heart disease that may explain why diagnostic tests developed in men fail to detect heart disease in women. Therefore, my goal is to obtain novel biomarkers that facilitate the diagnosis of heart disease in women. If you have any questions regarding my research, you are welcome to contact me.

Side activities

  • Member of Dekker committee, Dutch Heart Foundation

    1 Jan 2022 → 1 Jan 2025

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    Research Council Member, Swiss National Science Foundation SNF

    1 Jan 2022 → 1 Jan 2023

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    Committee member Klinische Fellows, ZonMw

    1 Jan 2022 → 1 Jan 2027

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    Supervisory committee member , Stichting LEEFH

    1 Jun 2021 → …

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    Committee member , Health Holland

    1 Jun 2020 → 1 Jun 2025

Fellowship & awards

Agnites Vrolikprijs award for research impact UU (2019)

AHA Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research (2010)

External positions

Member of Dekker committee

1 Jan 20221 Jan 2025

Research Council Member, Swiss National Science Foundation SNF

1 Jan 20221 Jan 2023

Committee member Klinische Fellows

1 Jan 20221 Jan 2027

Supervisory committee member

1 Jun 2021 → …

Committee member

1 Jun 20201 Jun 2025

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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