Professor Immunology, in particular the protein chemical aspects of immune-mediated diseases
Staff member in the department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, member of the daily management team. Chairman of the Scientific Advisory board of the LUMC. Member of the Biomedical Sciences Program committee. Recipient of a prestigious PIONIER grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research in 1993. Director of the Celiac Disease Consortium 2004-2014 (11,7 million Euro grant from the Dutch Government).
My main interest is in gastrointestinal disorders like celiac disease, Crohn and ulcerative colitis. Here we make use of a recent technological innovation, mass cytometry, by which we can unravel the role of the immune system in these disorders. We expect that this will ultimately lead to improved diagnosis and tailored patient-specific therapies.
PhD 30-01-1986 (Identification and functional relevance of epitopes on human lymphocytes); Postdoctoral fellow NIH 1986-1988; Researcher LUMC 1988-1993; Associate Professor 1993-2006; Sabbatical La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology 200-2001; full professor 2006-. Title oratie: “Een koekje van ander deeg”.
Prizes and honourable appointments
1986: Nato Science Fellowship; 1987: Fogarty International Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A; 1992: C.J. Kok award (Faculty of Medicine, University of Leiden); 2000: Fulbright Scholar Grant; 2004. Guido-Tytgat laureate (Dutch Society of Gastroenterology); 2010. The Rank Prize for Nutrition (London, UK); 2011. The W.K. Warren Jr. Prize for excellence in Celiac Disease Research (San Diego, USA); 2013. Van Lochem laureate. (Dutch Society for Immunology).
Confidential Adviser on Academic Integrity
Frits Koning is Confidential Adviser on Academic Integrity for staff members of the Faculty of Medicine/LUMC. He is also the confidential advisor for the PhD's of the Faculty of Medicine/LUMC.