|Dr. Nils Bömer received his PhD from the Leiden University in the Netherlands. During his PhD at the Department of Molecular Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Centre, he used functional genomics (functional follow-up of genetic associations) as a tool to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). His work focused on the development of specialized 3D-chondrogenic cell models for OA research, primarily to investigate the role of intra-cellular thyroid hormone herein, and specialized animal-models.
On the 1st of May 2016 he started to work at the Department of Experimental Cardiology of the UMCG as a Postdoctoral researcher. He will be focusing on in vitro disease modelling using iPSCs to identify key disease drivers and their mechanisms in the development of heart failure.