René Bindels#

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Name: René Jan Maria Bindels
Work address: Department of Physiology (286)
Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life sciences (NCMLS)
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Born: 19 March 1956 in Venlo, the Netherlands
Marital states: Married, three children
Nationality: Dutch
Function: Professor of Physiology, Chairmen of the department of Physiology, UMC Nijmegen

  • 06-06-1974 Diploma VWO-B, Canisius College te Nijmegen, Cum laude.
  • 28-06-1981 Master degree Biology, Catholic University of Nijmegen.
  • 19-09-1986 Ph.D. at the Medical faculty of the Catholic university of Nijmegen “Phosphate, calcium and magnesium metabolism in the spontaneously hypertensive rat”. Promotor prof.dr. S. Slegers en copromotor dr. C.H. van Os.
  • 08-05-1992 Workshop Moleculare Biology and Recombinant-DNA Technology. University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 14-06-1996 Course on Teaching (IOWO).
  • 01-05-1999 Course on Management, UMC Nijmegen.
  • 2002-2003 Extensive management training, UMC Nijmegen.

  • 1982-1986 Ph.D. Student, department of Physiology, University of Nijmegen, Prof.Dr. J. Slegers and Dr. C.H. van Os. Subject: “Characterisation of calcium, magnesium and phosphate homeostasis in the spontaneous hypertensive rat”
  • 1986-1987 Post-Doc, Nephrology Research & Training Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA, Prof.Dr. J. Schafer. Subject: “Regulation of sodium transport by aldosterone and vasopressine in A6 cells and primary cultures of rat collecting ducts”
  • 1988-1998 Assistant Professor, department of Cell Physiology, UMC Nijmegen, Subject “Regulation of salt reabsoprtion in the collecting duct of the kidney”
  • 1999-2002 Associate Professor, department of Cell Physiology, UMC Nijmegen, Subject “Regulation of salt reabsorption in the collecting duct of the kidney”
  • 2003-present Full Professor and head of the newly established department of Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
  • 2008-present (Elected) Chairmen of the University Council of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

  • 1986 Fellowship for a post.doc at the Nephrology & Training Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA.
  • 1987 “Jacob Hamburger” award, of the Dutch Society of Physiology for the best physiological thesis of 1986.
  • 1992 Award for the best oral presentation 1991 of the Dutch Nephrology Society and Dutch Kidney Foundation.
  • 1998 2e lustrum award of the Dutch Kidney Foundation for the successful collaboration between the departments of Cell Physiology, Human Genetics and Pediatrics of UMC St Radboud.
  • 2001 Visiting Professor, Departments of Nephrology and Physiology, Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, U.S.A.
  • 2002 Visiting Professor (Robert Berliner Professor at Yale), Departments of Physiology and Nephrology, School of Medicine, University of Yale, U.S.A.
  • 2004 Visiting Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2005 Best teaching course 2004-2005 "Circulation & Respiration I".
  • 2005 Elected as member of the Academia Europaea.
  • 2006 Elected as most internationally operating department of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
  • 2008 Appointed as ‘Principal Investigator Plus’ by the board of directors of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.
  • 2009 Quest editor of special issue of Pflügers Archiv – European Journal of Physiology entitled “A molecularly guided tour along the nephron, vol 458, 2009
  • 2009 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society Renal Section, Experimental Biology 2009 Meeting, New Orleans, U.S.A.
  • 2009 Robert Pitts Lectureship at the XXXVI International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 2009 Homer Smith Award of the American Society of Nephrology, San Diego, U.S.A.
  • 2010 Radboud Medal of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands


1988-present Many teaching activities for medical, biomedical sciences and dentistry students. In particular course on metabolism, water and ion homeostasis, circulation and respiration. In addition, several duties on local teaching committee’s. He participates in the selection, teaching and coaching of talented students of the international master program “Molecular mechanisms of disease” of our institute NCMLS.
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