Six PIs have been appointed within AMS this round. Micha Dimitra is the group leader of the Center for Connective Tissue Diseases, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. This center main focuses mainly the study of osteogenesis imperfecta, and other monogenetic disorders of skeletal fragility and dysplasia. Her research aims the identification of new genetic causes and the development of meaningful therapy which is still lacking for these disorders.
Paul van Zuijlen is director at Brandwondencentrum Beverwijk. His research interests are in burn care, reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering, complexity sciences. Edgar Peters' main research interest is infections of the musculoskeletal system, especially diabetic foot infections.
Edgar Peters is Internist, infectiologist, acute physician and head and trainer of the section Infectious Diseases and Head of the internal medicine clinic, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc.
Carel Meskers is rehabilitation physician and senior researcher at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. His field of interest contains movement disorders in patients after neurological injury and aging.
The research of Merel Brehm focuses on lower limb orthotics in patients with chronic disabling conditions. Specific areas of interest include optimization of lower limb orthoses to maximize treatment outcomes and exercise testing, mainly in neuromuscular diseases and cerebral palsy
Tim Forouzanfar is Head of the Department Neck Surgery, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. His fields of interest are: Traumatology, Head-neck oncology and 3-D printing.