Joris Roelofs

Role: Nephropathologist and investigator

Research Interest: Translational research in the field of non-communicable chronic kidney disease

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“I am convinced that climate change is the most important challenge humanity is currently facing, and that global warming and ambient fine particulate matter (PM) pollution are two sides of the same coin. Over the past few years, we have witnessed substantial progress in understanding the relationship between exposure to PM and risk of cardiovascular and microvascular disease. Our PM-kidney consortium will strive to unravel the mechanisms at play in PM-induced kidney disease, which will be one of the major worldwide health threats of the near future. I find it extremely stimulating and rewarding to collaborate with all the motivated team members from such diverse backgrounds and expertise. I have no doubt that our research will lead to valuable insights with a potential for global impact.”

Joris Roelofs is Associate Professor of Pathology in the Amsterdam UMC. His current research interest comprises pathogenesis of non-communicable chronic kidney disease. After receiving his PhD degree at the University of Amsterdam, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Kirkland Center for Lupus Research (Cornell University Medical College, New York City). He is an ISN Educational Ambassador for Renal Pathology, member of the Dutch Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and co-organizer of the yearly European Renal Pathology Course in Amsterdam. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications.