The 1st Annual meeting of the DEBS on April 24th 2009 was attended by over 150 researchers.

We greatly acknowledge ZonMW and the Dutch Heart Foundation (NHS) for their financial support.

Program DEBS meeting April 24th 2009

08.30 – 09.20 Registration

09.20 – 09.30 Opening

09.30 – 10.10 Jan Voorberg (Sanquin Amsterdam): Dynamics and exocytosis of Weibel-Palade bodies.

10.10 – 10.50 Anton Horrevoets (VUMC): Key transcriptional regulators of the vasoprotective effects of shear stress.

10.50 – 11.30 NHS Lecture: Olga Barreiro (Guest speaker; Madrid): Endothelial adhesion receptors are recruited to adherent leukocytes by inclusion in preformed tetraspanin nanoplatforms.

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.00 Founding DEBS

13.00 – 13.40 NHS Lecture: Stefan Liebner (Guest speaker; Frankfurt): Development and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier.

13.40 – 14.20 Victor van Hinsbergh (VUMC): Hypoxia, endothelial stress and angiogenesis.

14.20 – 14.40 Coffee / Thee break

14.40 – 15.20 Hetty de Boer (LUMC): Mechanisms of vascular repair and maintenance.

15.20 – 16.00  Grietje Molema ( Groningen): The pharmacology of microvascular endothelial cells - lost in translation.

16.00 – 16.40 Hans Vink ( Maastricht): Can we use glycocalyx measurements to evaluate endothelial function?

16.40 > Drinks

Location: Auditorium Sanquin Research Amsterdam.

Official founding of the DEBS!


altAbstract Book DEBS Meeting Spring 2009.


Guest speaker Dr. Stefan Liebner from Frankfurt, Germany.


Guest speaker Dr. Olga Barreiro from Madrid, Spain.




Because of the beautiful weather, drinks outside!


This meeting was supported by the Dutch Heart Foundation and Zon-MW