Université de Strasbourg

Maarten Kamermans

Marteen Kamermans

Maarten Kamermans was trained in biology and (bio)physics and received a cum laude Master degree in Biology. He did his PhD in the laboratory of Medical Physics in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with Henk Spekreijse and his postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley with Frank Werblin. He received the prestigious Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)-fellowship after his return to the Netherlands. This allowed him to establish the Retinal Signal Processing lab which was initially located in the Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (NORI) and later moved to the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) of the KNAW. Over the years, he secured stable funding for the lab via grants from, amongst others, NWO, ZonMW, HFSP, EU-FP7 and EU-Horizon 2020. He is professor of Neurophysiology specialized in Sensory Physiology at the Academic Medical Center of the UvA and fellow of the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS). He coordinated the European funded (FP7) consortium RETICIRC. His ~70 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals including Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PLOS Biology and American Journal of Human Genetics have been widely cited in the field.

As part of his fellowship, Maarten Kamermans is working on the project Human blinding diseases: breaking new ground using a novel small mammal model to analyze cone function and survival, together with his collaborators Franck Baas and David Hicks.


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