Johan Kros

Johan Kros

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Johan M. Kros obtained his MD title from the University of Amsterdam in 1986. He subsequently worked at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research on the development of the corticolspinal tract. During 1987-1992 he trained in Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology at the Dept. of Pathology of the Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, where he founded a brain tumor bank in 1988. He received his PhD from the Erasmus University in 1992 shortly after which he became a research fellow in the Dept. of Neuropathology of the University of Washington, Seattle. Since 1995 he has been in charge of all fields of diagnostic Neuropathology in the Dept. of Pathology of Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, where he took the chair in Neuropathology in 2006.

The current research subjects include cerebral vasculature focused on the blood-brain barrier in collaboration with Dr. T.M. Luider (proteomics lab) and tumor neovascularization in a translational setting using genomics and proteomics techniques (Dr. D. Mustafa, Drs. K. Huizer, Drs. Zhu) and at a basic level in a zebrafish model (Dr. P. Zheng) and FACS analysis of circulating EPCs of various patient groups (K. Huizer). Since 2010 a research line in the formation of cerebral metastases of common cancers was initiated (Dr. D. Mustafa) in collaboration with various departments in and outside the Erasmus MC. Professor Kros chairs the pathology and translational research of the EORTC Brain Tumour Group and chaired the Dutch Neuropathology Society. He is member of the editorial board of the WHO classification of tumors of the CNS. Further, he is organizer and teacher of various international courses among which the brain tumor course of EURO-CNS and courses in Europe and Asia. Professor Kros is member of editorial boards of a number of neuropathology journals.

 

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