Marijke Kuijpers

Associate professor

Dr Marijke Kuijpers studied Biological Health Sciences at Maastricht University, after which she could start on a joint PhD project of the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, studying studied platelet receptors and procoagulant activity in thrombus formation. After obtaining her PhD, she received a Kootstra fellowship, and started on a post-doc project from the Dutch Heart Foundation to investigate the role of platelets and coagulation in thrombus formation on ruptured atherosclerotic plaques.

Since 2011, she has been working as a scientific researcher in the Laboratory on Cell Biochemistry of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, chaired by Prof. Johan Heemskerk, within the Department of Biochemistry. Furthermore, she is connected to the Thrombosis Expertise Center (TEC) from Maastrich UMC+, which main aim is to improve translational research.

The current focus of her research is (hyper)active platelet function under pathologic circumstances: cancer, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, hyperlipidemia (diabetes type 2, Alzheimer). Main research questions are: the full characterisation gain-of-function platelet phenotypes and exploration of the underlying signaling mechanisms. She has a particular interest in the effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, often used as anti-cancer treatment, on platelet functions in vitro and in patients. Furthermore, she is part of the EU Horizon2020 TAPAS, investigating whether targeting platelet adhesion receptors can lead to better anti-thrombotic treatment without bleeding.

Department of Biochemistry
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: 4.320

  • 2020
    • van Geffen, J. P., Swieringa, F., van Kuijk, K., Tullemans, B. M. E., Solari, F. A., Peng, B., Clemetson, K. J., Farndale, R. W., Dubois, L. J., Sickmann, A., Zahedi, R. P., Ahrends, R., Biessen, E. A. L., Sluimer, J. C., Heemskerk, J. W. M., & Kuijpers, M. J. E. (2020). Mild hyperlipidemia in mice aggravates platelet responsiveness in thrombus formation and exploration of platelet proteome and lipidome. Scientific Reports, 10(1), [21407]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78522-9
    • Mastenbroek, T. G., Karel, M. F. A., Nagy, M., Chayoua, W., Korsten, E. I. J., Coenen, D. M., Debets, J., Konings, J., Brouns, A. E., Leenders, P. J. A., van Essen, H., van Oerle, R., Heitmeier, S., Spronk, H. M., Kuijpers, M. J. E., & Cosemans, J. M. E. M. (2020). Vascular protective effect of aspirin and rivaroxaban upon endothelial denudation of the mouse carotid artery. Scientific Reports, 10(1), [19360]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76377-8
    • Brouns, S. L. N., van Geffen, J. P., Campello, E., Swieringa, F., Spiezia, L., van Oerle, R., Provenzale, I., Verdoold, R., Farndale, R. W., Clemetson, K. J., Spronk, H. M. H., van der Meijden, P. E. J., Cavill, R., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Castoldi, E., Simioni, P., & Heemskerk, J. W. M. (2020). Platelet-primed interactions of coagulation and anticoagulation pathways in flow-dependent thrombus formation. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 11910. [11910]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68438-9
    • Kroone, C., Vos, M., Rademakers, T., Kuijpers, M., Hoogenboezem, M., van Buul, J., Heemskerk, J. W. M., Ruf, W., van Hylckama Vlieg, A., Versteeg, H. H., Goumans, M-J., de Vries, C. J. M., Kurakula, K., & INVENT Consortium (2020). LIM-only protein FHL2 attenuates vascular tissue factor activity, inhibits thrombus formation in mice and FHL2 genetic variation associates with human venous thrombosis. Haematologica-the Hematology Journal, 105(6), 1677-1685. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.203026
    • Sternkopf, M., Nagy, M., Baaten, C. C. F. M. J., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Tullemans, B. M. E., Wirth, J., Theelen, W., Mastenbroek, T. G., Lehrke, M., Winnerling, B., Baerts, L., Marx, N., De Meester, I., Doring, Y., Cosemans, J. M. E. M., Daiber, A., Steven, S., Jankowski, J., Heemskerk, J. W. M., & Noels, H. (2020). Native, Intact Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Is a Natural Suppressor of Thrombus Growth Under Physiological Flow Conditions. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 40(3), E65-E77. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.313645
    • Karel, M. F. A., Hechler, B., Kuijpers, M. J. E., & Cosemans, J. M. E. M. (2020). Atherosclerotic plaque injury-mediated murine thrombosis models: advantages and limitations. Platelets, 31(4), 439-446. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537104.2019.1708884
  • 2019
    • Nagy, M., van Geffen, J. P., Stegner, D., Adams, D. J., Braun, A., de Witt, S. M., Elvers, M., Geer, M. J., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Kunzelmann, K., Mori, J., Oury, C., Pircher, J., Pleines, I., Poole, A. W., Senis, Y. A., Verdoold, R., Weber, C., Nieswandt, B., ... Baaten, C. C. F. M. J. (2019). Comparative Analysis of Microfluidics Thrombus Formation in Multiple Genetically Modified Mice: Link to Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 6, [99]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2019.00099
    • Jooss, N. J., De Simone, I., Provenzale, I., Fernández, D. I., Brouns, S. L. N., Farndale, R. W., Henskens, Y. M. C., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Ten Cate, H., van der Meijden, P. E. J., Cavill, R., & Heemskerk, J. W. M. (2019). Role of Platelet Glycoprotein VI and Tyrosine Kinase Syk in Thrombus Formation on Collagen-Like Surfaces. International journal of molecular sciences, 20(11), [2788]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20112788
    • van Geffen, A., Brouns, S., Batista, J., McKinney, H., Kempster, C., Nagy, M., Sivapalaratnam, S., Baaten, C., Bourry, N., Frontini, M., Jurk, K., Krause, M., Pilliteri, D., Swieringa, F., Verdoold, R., Cavill, R., Kuijpers, M., Ouwehand, W. H., Downes, K., & Heemskerk, J. (2019). High-throughput elucidation of thrombus formation reveals sources of platelet function variability. Haematologica-the Hematology Journal, 104(6), 1256-1267. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.198853
    • Sabrkhany, S., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Griffioen, A. W., & Egbrink, M. G. A. O. (2019). Platelets: the holy grail in cancer blood biomarker research?Angiogenesis, 22(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10456-018-9651-4