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S.H. (Stef) Luijmes

Ph.D. Student

  • Department
  • Surgery



I am working as a PhD-student in the Laboratory of Experimental Transplantation and Intestinal Surgery (LETIS), department of Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.My research focuses on the basic mechanisms of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury and the potential to mitigate this type of injury by the application of stem cell-based therapies

Field(s) of expertise

Ischemia-reperfusion injury, machine perfusion, regenerative medicine

Education and career

Following my bachelor's degree in Medicine (Erasmus University, Rotterdam), I started with the research master Clinical Research (Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, NIHES, Rotterdam). As part of the master's programme, I conducted a research project within group van der Laan (LETIS), which ultimately leaded to a PhD trajectory. Besides my work within the laboratory, I work as an organ perfusionist and transplant coordinator (OP/TC) within the transplant clinic.


Stefan H LuijmesMonique M A VerstegenMartin J HoogduijnLeonard SeghersRobert C MinneeEdris A F MahtabYannick J H J TaverneMarlies E J ReindersLuc J W van der LaanJeroen de Jonge.  The current status of stem cell-based therapies during ex vivo graft perfusion: An integrated review of four organs. Am J Transplant. 2022 Dec;22(12):2723-39.

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