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Miranda van Eck

Director of education / professor of Cardiovascular and metabolic therapeutics

Prof.dr. M. van Eck
+31 71 527 6238

Prof. Dr. Miranda van Eck is professor of Cardiovascular and metabolic therapeutics at the Division of BioTherapeutics, and Programme Director for the MSc programme of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Prof. Dr. Van Eck studied Biopharmaceutical Sciences, specializing in Biopharmaceutics at the University of Leiden. After her graduation in 1994, she obtained her PhD from Leiden University in 1999. In 2001, Van Eck was appointed as Research Fellow of the Netherlands Heart Foundation. In 2005, she obtained a prestigious VIDI Award and became appointed as Assistant Professor. In 2007, Van Eck was appointed Established Investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation and became Associate Professor. Her research is focused upon the role of macrophage genes in the development of atherosclerosis with special emphasis on the function of genes involved in HDL metabolism and reverse cholesterol transport from the arterial wall to the liver. For her work she received twice a Pfizer International HDL Research Award.

Director of education / professor of Cardiovascular and metabolic therapeutics

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

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Room number DM1.18




  • Women's network RISE co-founder, director
  • Atherosclerosis Plus Associate Editor
  • Danish Cardiovascular Academy Grant Committee Member for scientific assessment of fellowships
  • PCS Advisory board
  • Atherosclerosis Associate Editor
  • Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Editorial Board member
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