Judith Cosemans (J.M.E.M.)
Platelet biology, atherothrombosis, signal transduction, microscopy
Professional career history
Judith Cosemans became fascinated to unravel the role of platelets in arterial thrombosis during her PhD research, which focused on the dynamic regulation of thrombus stability. After finishing her PhD in 2009, she executed an award winning postdoc project to develop flow chamber technology as a compatible alternative for experimental models of arterial thrombosis. Dr. Cosemans subsequently obtained two personal grants from the Dutch Heart Foundation (2011, 2015) and a Vidi grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2016). These grants facilitate her current research line, which lies on the interface of platelet signalling and vascular biology.
Her team aims to:
- Provide mechanistic insight into the process of (athero)thrombus formation
- Characterise the vascular-directed effects of platelet-thrombi
- Effectively curtail platelet activities in order to find new reference points for antithrombotic medication