prof. dr. F.W. (Folkert) Asselbergs Full Professor
- Department of Cardiology
Prof Folkert W. Asselbergs is Prof in cardiovascular genetics and consultant cardiologist at the department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Prof of Precision medicine at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, Director BRC Clinical Research Informatics Unit, University College London Hospital, Manager Research Center for Circulatory Health, UMC Utrecht, and chair data infrastructure Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance (www.dcvalliane.nl).
Professor Asselbergs published more than 300 scientific papers in the field of cardiovascular disease and his work has been funded by the Netherlands Heart Foundation, Netherlands Heart Institute, British Heart Foundation, leDucq Foundation, EU FP7, European Society of Cardiology, BBMRI, National Institutes of Health, Innovative Medicines Initiative, European Research Area Network on Cardiovascular Diseases and ZonMw.
His research program in complex genetics focuses on the discovery of genes influencing susceptibility to cardiovascular disease; the application of these findings for the validation of drug targets; and the use of genetic tests for treatment targeting (stratified medicine). Lately, he widened his research focus to precision medicine using linked data sources such as wearable information and routine care data obtained from electronic health records including free text. His ambition is to build a network for performing clinical trials within routine health care linked to national registries.
Prof Asselbergs is member of a large number of consortia and (co-) founded several consortia of which igenetrain (www.igenetrain.net), and GENIUS-CHD (www.genius-chd.org) are the most prominent ones. He is scientific coordinator of European IMI Bigdata@Heart consortium (www.bigdata-heart.eu). BigData@Heart aims to deliver clinically relevant disease cardiovascular phenotypes, scalable insights from real-world evidence including data from registries, wearables and electronic health records, and insights driving drug development and personalized medicine through advanced big-data analytics.
- Prof of Precision medicine at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Institute of Director
- Director Clinical Research Informatics Unit, University College London HospitalHealth Informatics, University College London
- Medical Scientific Board Member "Deep".
- Manager Research Center for Circulatory Health, UMC Utrecht
- Chair data infrastructure Dutch Cardiovascular Alliance (www.dcvalliane.nl).
Fellowship and Awards
2014 - Dr. E. Dekker Scholarship of the Netherlands Heart Foundation (2014T001)
2012 - Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
2010 - Clinical fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development(ZonMw grant 90700342)
2003 - Dr. E. Dekker Scholarship of the Netherlands Heart Foundation(NHS 2003T010)