Bertus Kemp Award


Dr. BachEvery other year, the ‘Stichting ter Bevordering van Bindweefselonderzoek Nederland’ (SBBN) awards the Bertus Kemp prize for the best thesis in the field of connective tissue research.


We are happy to announce Frances Bach has been awarded for 2020. She defended her thesis entitled ‘Mimicking developmental biology to regenerate the intervertebral disc’ Cum Laude at Utrecht University (March 22nd, 2018).


Frances will present her work at the Annual Meeting to be held in Lunteren (November 5-6 2020).


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News from our Members


OctoDr. Rudnik-Jansenber 22nd Imke, Dr. Rudnik-Jansen, succesfully defended her thesis entitled 'Applicability of corticosteroid releasing microspheres in degenerative joint diseases'. 


Within the scope of this thesis Dr. Rudnik-Jansen investigated the applicability of local controlled release of corticosteroids for prolonged inhibition of inflammation, pain and progression of osteoarthritis and low back pain. An important topic in view of increasing number of patients that suffer most from pain and consequently diminished mobility.


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News from our Members


Dr. HagemeijerOn March 12th Chella, Dr. Hagemeijer, defended her thesis entitled 'Patient centered strategies to prevent osteoarthritis after meniscus injury'. 

Within the scope of her thesis, Dr. Hagemeijer has contributed to the understanding of meniscus tissue, the development of meniscus tears, and the long-term results of currently available treatments, while demonstrating different options to improve meniscus regeneration.



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Meet our New President


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Who:     Janette K. Burgess


Where: University Medical Center Groningen


What:   Professor Dept. Pathology, section Medical Biology & Rosalind Franklin Fellow


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