Dr. Dave Roelen

Associate Professor - Group leader

Curriculum vitae

I studied Biomedical Sciences in Leiden, and received my PhD on alloreactive T cells in transplantation under the supervision of Frans Claas and Jon van Rood in 1994. After this period I spent almost 2 ½ years in Oxford as a postdoctoral scientist to work with a clinical and experimental study on transplant tolerance induction with Kathryn Wood and Sir Peter Morris. In 1997 I continued working on transplant tolerance and alloreactivity at the Leiden University Medical Center. In 2008 I became a Medical Immunologist and director of the HLA laboratory in Leiden. Currently I am working as an associate professor, heading the HLA laboratory and dealing with transplant related matters regarding both solid organ transplantation (LUMC and Erasmus MC) as well as stem cell transplantation (LUMC). I am a member of the management team of the LUMC Transplant Center and staff member of the dept of Immunology. I have been the treasurer of the Dutch Transplantation Society for 6 years and since 2015 I am the dept. Secretary of the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI).  I became the Chairman of the Dutch HLA working Group in 2017. I also serve as an inspector for the Dutch Accreditation Council (medical laboratories, ISO 15189) and for EFI. 

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