Steven Meex

Clinical Chemist

Dr Steven Meex is a clinical chemist and head of the unit general clinical chemistry and hematology of the Central Diagnostic Laboratory of Maastrcith UMC+. He graduated in 2002 with specialisation in both molecular biology and epidemiology at Maastricht University. During his PhD at the Department of Internal Medicine in Maastricht, he worked on the cardiovascular genetics including type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Subsequently, he worked as acardiovascular research fellow at San Diego State University (2006) and at New York University (2008-2009).

His current research is focussed on cardiac markers,combining epidemiology, cell biology, analytical chemistry, and patient studies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Central Diagnostic Laboratory
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 5.E2.002
T: +31(0)43 387 47 09

  • 2021
    • Kimenai, D. M., Shah, A. S. V., McAllister, D. A., Lee, K. K., Tsanas, A., Meex, S. J. R., Porteous, D. J., Hayward, C., Campbell, A., Sattar, N., Mills, N. L., & Welsh, P. (2021). Sex Differences in Cardiac Troponin I and T and the Prediction of Cardiovascular Events in the General Population. Clinical Chemistry, 67(10), 1351-1360. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinchem/hvab109
    • Kimenai, D. M., Lindahl, B., Chapman, A. R., Baron, T., Gard, A., Wereski, R., Meex, S. J. R., Jernberg, T., Mills, N. L., & Eggers, K. M. (2021). Sex differences in investigations and outcomes among patients with type 2 myocardial infarction. Heart, 107(18), 1480-1486. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319118
    • van Doorn, W. P. T. M., Foreman, Y. D., Schaper, N. C., Savelberg, H. H. C. M., Koster, A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Wesselius, A., Schram, M. T., Henry, R. M. A., Dagnelie, P. C., de Galan, B. E., Bekers, O., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Meex, S. J. R., & Brouwers, M. C. G. J. (2021). Machine learning-based glucose prediction with use of continuous glucose and physical activity monitoring data: The Maastricht Study. PLOS ONE, 16(6), [0253125]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253125
    • Bels, J. L. M., van Kuijk, S. M. J., Ghossein-Doha, C., Tijssen, F. H., van Gassel, R. J. J., Tas, J., Schnabel, R. M., Aries, M. J. H., van der Horst, I. C. C., Bergmans, D. C. J. J., Meex, S. J. R., van Mook, W. N. K. A., van der Horst, I. C. C., van Bussel, B. C. T., & MaastrICCht Collaborators (2021). Decreased serial scores of severe organ failure assessments are associated with survival in mechanically ventilated patients; the prospective Maastricht Intensive Care COVID cohort. Journal of Critical Care, 62, 38-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.11.006
    • van Doorn, W. P. T. M., Stassen, P. M., Borggreve, H. F., Schalkwijk, M. J., Stoffers, J., Bekers, O., & Meex, S. J. R. (2021). A comparison of machine learning models versus clinical evaluation for mortality prediction in patients with sepsis. PLOS ONE, 16(1), [0245157]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245157
    • Kimenai, D. M., Appelman, Y., den Ruijter, H. M., Shah, A. S. V., Mills, N. L., & Meex, S. J. R. (2021). Ten Years of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Testing: Impact on the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction. Clinical Chemistry, 67(1), 324-326. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinchem/hvaa272
  • 2020
    • Kimenai, D. M., Lindahl, B., Jernberg, T., Bekers, O., Meex, S. J. R., & Eggers, K. M. (2020). Sex-specific effects of implementing a high-sensitivity troponin I assay in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome: results from SWEDEHEART registry. Scientific Reports, 10(1), [15227]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72204-2
    • Peeters, F. E. C. M., Dudink, E. A. M. P., Weijs, B., Fabritz, L., Chua, W., Kietselaer, B. L. J. H., Wildberger, J. E., Meex, S. J. R., Kirchhof, P., Crijns, H. J. G. M., & Schurgers, L. J. (2020). Biomarkers Associated With Aortic Valve Calcification: Should We Focus on Sex Specific Processes?Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 8, [604]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2020.00604
    • Martens, R. J. H., Henry, R. M. A., Bekers, O., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., van Greevenbroek, M., Kroon, A. A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Wesselius, A., Meex, S. J. R., & Kooman, J. P. (2020). Associations of 24-Hour Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion with Cardiac Biomarkers: The Maastricht Study. Journal of Nutrition, 150(6), 1413-1424. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa080
    • van Doorn, W. P. T. M., Vroemen, W. H. M., Smulders, M. W., van Suijlen, J. D., van Cauteren, Y. J. M., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Bekers, O., & Meex, S. J. R. (2020). High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I and T Kinetics after Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 5(1), 239-241. https://doi.org/10.1373/jalm.2019.029785