Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Senior Research Fellow Dutch Heart Foundation

  • Since 2016
    Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University

  • 2013 – 2016
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University

  • 2010 – 2013
    Tenure track Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University

  • 2008 – 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellowship (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), CARIM School for Cardiovascular Diseases, Maastricht University

  • 2003 – 2008
    PhD, Maastricht University

  • 1999 – 2003
    Biological Health Sciences (Master Degree with distinction), Maastricht University

Selected publications

  • Mattheij NJA, Swieringa F, Berny-Lang MA, May F, van der Meijden PEJ, Suylen DPL, Nolte MW, Hackeng T, McCarty OJT, Heemskerk JWM, Cosemans JMEM. Coated platelets function in platelet-dependent fibrin formation via integrin αIIbβ3 and transglutaminase factor XIII. Haematologica. 2016;101(4):427-36. IF 5.81

  • McCarty OJT, Ku D, Sugimoto M, King MR, Cosemans JMEM, Neeves KB. Dimensional analysis and scaling relevant to flow models of thrombus formation. J Thromb Haemost. 2016:14(3):619-22. IF 5.72

  • Heemskerk JWM, Cosemans JMEM, van der Meijden PEJ. Platelets and coagulation. Platelets in thrombotic and non-thrombotic disorders – Pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics. Springer International Publishing. Editors: Gresele, P., Kleiman, N.S., Lopez, J.A., Page, C.P. ISBN 978-3-319-47462-5.

  • Mastenbroek TG, Feijge MAH, Kremers RK, van den Bosch M, Swieringa F, De Groef L, Moons L, Bennett C, Gheveart C, Johnson JL, van der Meijden PEJ, Cosemans JMEM. Platelet-associated matrix metalloproteinases regulate thrombus formation and exert local collagenolytic activity. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015;35:2554-61. IF 6.00

  • Agbani EO, Brown E, van den Bosch MTJ, Williams CM, Mattheij NJA, Cosemans JMEM, Collins PW, Heemskerk JWM, Hers I, Poole AW. Coordinated membrane ballooning and procoagulant-spreading in human platelets. Circ. 2015;132:1414-24. IF 14.43

    Editorial (doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.018833) dedicated to this paper.

  • Mastenbroek TG, van Geffen JP, Heemskerk JWM, Cosemans JMEM. Acute and persistent platelet and coagulant activities in atherothrombosis. J Thromb Haemost. 2015;13 Suppl 1:S272-80. IF 5.72

  • de Witt SM, Swieringa F, Cavill R, Lamers MME, van Kruchten R, Mastenbroek TG, Baaten C, Coort S, Pugh N, Schulz A, Scharrer I, Jurk K, Zieger B, Clemetson KJ, Farndale RW, Heemskerk JWM, Cosemans JMEM. Identification of platelet function defects by multi-parameter assessment of thrombus formation. Nat Commun. 2014;5:4257.

  • Beinsberger J, Heemskerk JWM, Cosemans JMEM. Chronic arthritis and cardiovascular disease: altered blood parameters give rise to a prothrombotic propensity. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014;44(3):345-52. IF 3.93.

  • Kuijpers MJE, van der Meijden PEJ, Feijge MAH, Mattheij NJ, May F, Govers-Riemslag J, Meijers JC, Heemskerk JWM, Renné T, Cosemans JMEM. Factor XII regulates the pathological process of thrombus formation on ruptured plaques. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34(8):1674-80. IF 6.00

  • Heemskerk JWM, Mattheij NJA, Cosemans JMEM. Platelet-based coagulation: different populations, different functions. J Thromb Haemost. 2013;11(1):2-16. IF 5.72

  • Cosemans JMEM, Schols SEM, Stefanini L, Feijge MAH, Hamulyak K, Deckmyn H, Bergmeier W, Heemskerk JWM. Key role of glycoprotein Ib-V-IX and von Willebrand factor in platelet-dependent fibrin fiber formation at low shear flow. Blood 2011;117(2):651-660. IF 10.45

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Targeting the release of platelet proteins in the prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events – funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

  • Silencing the platelet thrombus to avert pathological vascular remodeling – funded by the Dutch Heart Foundation


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