Dr L.J. de Windt

Leon de Windt is professor of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at Maastricht University and the recipient of several Awards, including the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Award for Young Investigators from the American Heart Association; the VENI, VIDI and VICI career development awards from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NW0); The Fondation Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence; the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award of the ESC Council for Basic Cardiovascular Science and the 2012 Galenus Research Prize.

In 2013, he received an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council and became coordinator of the Dutch CVON-ARENA consortium to support his work. In 2015, he received an NW0-VICI grant to expand his research activities. Many alumni from his group have successfully started their own research laboratories, fulfill executive industrial functions or became clinician-researchers as the future generation of leaders in medicine.