Dr Judith Cosemans holds a master’s degree in Biological Health Sciences with specialisation in molecular biology from Maastricht University. She became fascinated to unravel the role of platelets in arterial thrombosis during her PhD research, which focussed 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 animal 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 (NWO, 2016). These grants facilitate her current research line, which lies on the interface of platelet signalling and vascular biology.
Her team aims to:
• provide novel mechanistic insight into the pathophysiology of thrombosis in the heart and in the brain
• develop better diagnostic tools and novel druggable targets to prevent recurrentthrombotic events