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Johan Kuiper

Professor of Therapeutic immunomodulation

Prof.dr. J. Kuiper
+31 71 527 4378

Prof. Dr. Johan Kuiper is Head of Department and Professor of Therapeutic Immunomodulation.

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Dr. Kuiper has studied biology, specializing in biochemistry and immunology at the University of Groningen. After graduation in 1984, he obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 1989. In 2007, he became Director of Education of the LACDR, and in November 2008 he became Professor of Therapeutic Immunomodulation at Leiden University. His present research is mainly focused at on immunomodulation of inflammatory responses that lead to the development of atherosclerotic plaques. The regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines by various strategies such as tolerance induction, [DNA] vaccination and modulation of the activity of natural killer T cells is his main topic of research. In addition, dendritic cell therapy is exploited as a new therapy for atherosclerosis. Dr. Kuiper is an Established Investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation.

Professor of Therapeutic immunomodulation

  • Science
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Biopharmaceutics

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number EE1.19




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