The ACS research institute is led by the ACS directorate consisting of two directors and four members representing both locations of Amsterdam UMC. Additionally each ACS Research Program is managed by two to three Program Leaders who are also part of the ACS Scientific Research Board.

ACS directorate

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Jolanda van der Velden
ACS director

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Arthur Wilde
ACS director

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Menno de Winther
ACS directorate member

Yigal Pinto

Yigal Pinto
ACS directorate member

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Harm Jan Bogaard
ACS directorate member

Max Nieuwdorp

Max Nieuwdorp
ACS directorate member

ACS directorate advisors

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Anne-Lieke van Deijk (l)
Isabelle Vergroesen (r)

ACS Research Program Leaders

Each Research Program is managed by two or three Program Leaders. These Program Leaders represent the clinical and preclinical research at both locations of Amsterdam UMC. They aim to further enhance synergy and stimulate collaborations among the basic and clinical researchers within their Research Program as well as interactions with other ACS Research Programs. The Program Leaders are also part of the ACS Scientific Research Board (see below).

Heart Failure & Arrhythmias

Connie Bezzina & Bianca Brundel

Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis

Saskia Middeldorp & Harm Jan Bogaard & Coen Ottenheijm

Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes

Esther Lutgens & Bert-Jan van den Born & Paul Knaapen

Diabetes & Metabolism

Max Nieuwdorp & Ed Eringa & Marc Vervloet

Microcirculation

Jan Piek & Peter Hordijk

Young ACS

Young ACS is an internal advisory board of upcoming ACS researchers. Young ACS enhances the interaction between the young generation of ACS researchers and the ACS directorate. In addition, Young ACS proposes the scientific content for the monthly and annual ACS symposia.
Chair: Anke Tijsen

Heart Failure & Arrhythmias

Diederik Kuster & Anke Tijsen & Malou van den Boogaard

Pulmonary Hypertension & Thrombosis

Frances de Man & Nick van Es

Atherosclerosis & Ischemic Syndromes

Jan Van den Bossche & Annette Neele

Diabetes & Metabolism

Rick Meijer & Elena Rampanelli

Microcirculation

Kak Khee Yeung & Jeffrey Kroon

ACS Scientific Research Board

As of January 2019, ACS has a single joint Scientific Research Board for both locations of Amsterdam UMC. The ACS Scientific Research Board consists of the ACS directorate, all Program Leaders, a delegation of Young ACS and researchers from both locations of Amsterdam UMC.

Chair

Majon Muller

Vice-chair

Marc Vervloet

Members

Peter Hordijk, Dop Simonides, Frances Handoko-de Man, Hilde Herrema, Joline Beulens, Joris de Groot, Kees Hovingh, Aart Nederveen, Gustav Strijkers, Jose Henriques, Angelique Spoelstra-de Man, Jolanda Kluin, Esther Lutgens, Harm Jan Bogaard, Bert-Jan van den Born, Connie Bezzina, Max Nieuwdorp, Ed Eringa, Bianca Brundel, Anke Tijsen, Jan Piek, Menno de Winther, Saskia Middeldorp, Coen Ottenheijm, Yigal Pinto, Paul Knaapen.

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ACS Scientific Research Board