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Professor Dominique de Kleijn (Secretary)

Research Professor of Surgery, NUS

Preclinical Director Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) NUHS

Professor Cardiovascular Immunology, UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands

Professor Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN)

Professor de Kleijn is since June 2012 Research Professor of Surgery at NUS/NUHS and preclinical director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI).


He is co-chair of Experimental Cardiology at UMC Utrecht the Netherlands with approximately 50 employers (MDs, PhDs, PhD students, technicians and biotechnicians).


There he has build up the translational research in Exp Cardiology since 1997 coordinating cardiovascular research from basal science, animal myocardial infarction studies (mouse and pig) towards clinical biobanking studies and this is extended at CVRI.


His focus is on plasma vesicle biomarker discovery & validation research and the role of the innate immune system in the response of the heart to injury.

Specialty Interest

  • Heart Failure
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Extracellular vesicle
  • Protein Biomarkers
  • Innate immune system and Toll-like receptors


Author of more then 150 peer-reviewed publications with a H-index of 45 as of December 2012.