“Improve collaboration and interaction between young professionals within Endocrinology”

JNVE board



1. Improve interaction and collaboration between everybody who is standing at the beginning of a career within endocrinology, such as master students, PhD students, postdocs, young medical docters and internal medicine specialists, gynaecologicsts, pediatricians and clinical chemists in training with interest in endocrinology.

​2. Organize a yearly conference that consists of presentations of research and case reports (after abstract submission) by young participants as well as lectures by well-known (inter)national invited speakers and workshops about career, publication and grant application.

​3. Organize a session at the yearly Dutch Endocrine Meeting where 3 young talents get the opportunity to give a longer presentation of 25 minutes

​4. Keep in touch with other organizations of young endocrinology researchers such as the European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES, the young delegation of the European Society of Endocrinology).



The Young NVE consists of nine enthusiastic PhD students, postdocs and medical doctors who work in the field of endocrinology. They originate from the 8 medical centers in the Netherlands so that our countrly is broadly covered. These nine members form the JNVE board. We hope that many enthusiastic young endocrinology professionals will join us the comings years so that a versatile and inspiring group will be formed.


The JNVE board:

Mariëtte Boon (Chair, redaction member Endocrinoloy)


I studied medicine and biomedical sciences at Leiden University and obtained my PhD in 2014 in the LUMC (Leiden) on the role of brown adipose tissue in metabolism. Currently, I work as a postdoctoral fellow at the LUMC and study the properties of human brown fat, its role in lipid metabolism and novel ways to activate brown fat, both in preclinical and clinical setting. I combine this research with my clinical internships at Leiden University. (contact: 


Charlotte Heinen (Secretary)

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After studying medicine in the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, I started my PhD trajectory straight from my clinical internships. My topic of research is congenital central hypothyroidism; its genetic etiology and its detection in the neonatal screening. I have the pleasure of working both for the Internal Medicine Department and the Pediatric Endocrinology Department at the AMC. In 2016 I joined the JNVE as board member. Currently I’m working hard on finishing my thesis. Hopefully I can start working as a resident pediatrics in a regional hospital in 2017, with the goal of becoming a pediatrician in the future. (contact:


Anouk van Berkel (Treasurer)

My PhD trajectory started at the Endocrine Department of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen in 2013. The topic of my research is the clinical use of 18​F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET imaging in pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas under supervision of dr. H.J.L.M. Timmers. In 2014, I joined the JNVE as board member. Currently, I am working in the clinic as resident Internal Medicine in the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. During the next years I will work on my PhD traject and finish it most likely in 2019. My goal in my career is to become an endocrinologist and combine the clinical work with research projects. (contact:


Michiel Nijhoff (Organisation session Dutch Endocrine Meeting) 

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I started in 2009 as a resident of internal medicine. In 2014 I initiated an endocrinology fellowship at the LUMC and combined this with my PhD research in the field of type 1 diabetes and beta cell transplantation under supervision of professer E.J.P. de Koning. Currently, I am working on new methods to improve islet transplantation outcomes and also on new treatments for patients with type 1 diabetes. In may 2017 I will start working as an internist/endocrinologist at the LUMC and I hope to finish my PhD thesis by the end of 2017. (contact: 


Thamara Osinga (Conference organisation) 


Begin 2016 ben ik gepromoveerd bij de afdeling Endocrinologie in het UMCG. Mijn onderzoek richtte zich op het verbeteren van de huidige diagnostiek naar feochromocytomen en paragangliomen en het vinden van nieuwe biochemische bepalingsmethoden. Nu ben ik werkzaam als arts-assistent in opleiding tot internist in het ZGT in Almelo.  (contact:


Dirk van Moorsel (Conference organisation)

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After I studied medicine at Maastricht University, I spent one year doing clinical work at the internal medicine department before I started my PhD trajectory. Meanwhile I'm busy finishing my thesis and since January 2017 I started as a resident internal medicine at the Maastricht University Medical Center. My research is focused on the effects of circadian rhythm on energy metabolism as well as on the metabolic and cardiovascular effects of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor. (contact:


Mariska Vlot (Conference organisation and PR)

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My PhD trajectory started at the Endocrine laboratory of the VU University medical center in Amsterdam in 2014. The topic of my research is the clinical utility of bone turnover markers in various patient-groups and clinical settings. Furthermore, I joined the JNVE in 2015. With regard to clinical work: I completed the first four years of my residency of internal medicine at the Spaarne Gasthuis in Haarlem. Later in 2017 I will continue my residency to become an internist-endocrinologist. (contact:


Former board members:

Anneke van den Beukel (EYES-contact person, PR and sponsorship) 


Angela Sarabdjitsingh (Conference organisation) 



Lonneke Bähler (Conference organisation) 



Rahel Büttler (Founder and former JNVE chair 2014-2015) 



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zondag, 25 december, 2016 - 17:26