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Joost Hoenderop

Movie about fascinating kidneys

Kidney 5 Apr 2012

The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess water from the blood. The kidneys process about 200 liters of blood every day and produce about two liters of urine. These fascinating organs play a major role in regulating levels of various minerals such as magnesium and calcium, but also of other electrolytes in the blood. In this new movie, our colleague prof. Joost Hoenderop gives a guided tour through his laboratory and illustrates the renal research within his group. Click here to see this short movie.

This movie has been made as part of the membership of Joost Hoenderop of the Young Academy which is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and the related policy. The Young Academy organises inspiring activities for various target groups focusing on interdisciplinarity, science policy, and the interface between science and society. The Young Academy has fifty members. All are between 25 and 45 years of age and received their doctorates less than ten years before their appointment to the Academy. They represent a broad spectrum of scientific and scholarly disciplines and work at Dutch universities and a wide range of research institutes.

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences decided to set up the Young Academy in 2005. The Young Academy operates independently within the Royal Academy. It has its own working plan, organises its own events and is responsible for its own viewpoints. The Young Academy and the Royal Academy cooperate mainly on projects and advisory matters.


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