Aiming for the highest possible quality of care for patients
Leiden University Medical Center
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden

Team Leader

Minneke Coenraad (MD, PhD)
Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
Phone: +31 715 651 662
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Team Members

Prof. Ed J. Kuiper (PhD)
Microbiology Professor
Phone: +31 715 263 574
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Prof. Henricus Verspaget (PhD)
Professor of Biobanking
Phone: +31 715 262 680
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Institute Presentation

Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden (Leiden University Medical Center, LUMC) is a modern university medical centre for research, education and patient care with a high-quality profile and a strong scientific orientation. The unique research practice ranges from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research. Researchers at LUMC work together around seven medical research profiles (e.g. Vascular and Regenerative Medicine; Immunity, Infection and Tolerance; and Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care). LUMC is a participant of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an alliance of leading research universities in Europe.

LUMC is one out of three liver transplantation centres in the Netherlands and a top-referral centre for gastroenterology and hepatology. All research in the department is aimed at increasing the understanding of cellular mechanisms in (patho-) physiological processes of the liver and the gastrointestinal tract in order to translate this into innovations for the diagnosis and treatment in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.

The Centre for Microbiome Analyses and Therapeutics (CMAT) is a core group of microbiome researchers, microbiologists and researchers from the Department of Medical Microbiology, focusing on the theme ‘microbiome’, facilitating all aspects of microbiome research. The Department of Medical Microbiology also hosts the Netherlands Donor Feces Bank which supports treatment of patients with Clostridiodes difficile infections, and participates in various studies with fecal microbiota transplantations.