Pieter Buma Prof. Dr.

Pieter Buma retired January 1st 2017


Pieter Buma, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (ORL) Nijmegen, UMCN Pieter.BumaAapjeradboudumc.nl
T: +31 (0) 24 36 13366 (secretary)
About me
Research Impression
Publications

About me

After finishing my Biology study at the Free University of Amsterdam, I started my Ph.D. in September of 1981. The title of my Ph.D. thesis is “Morphology and regulation of neuropeptide secretion in the snail Lymnaea stagnalis”. In this research I ‘invented’ a new technique to demonstrate volume transmission of neurohormones and peptidergic neurotransmitters and studied the regulation of neurohormone secretion. After finishing my PhD study, I was appointed in 1985 at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Department of Anatomy where I was given the opportunity to study the same processes in the rat brain. In 1989 I was appointed as university teacher in the Department of Orthopedics. In 2000 I was appointed as associate professor in Experimental Orthopaedics, and in 2007 this appointed was converted into a full professorship. As of August 31st 2015, I stepped down as chair of the ORL. I will keep on working for a couple of days a week until my retirement.
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Research Impression

The research lines of the department are related to regenerative medicine (directed by Pieter Buma), implants (directed by Nico Verdonschot) and bone (directed by Esther Tanck). In the research line regenerative medicine the lab addresses the following questions:

  • What are the mechanisms controlling the incorporation of bone allografts and bone substitutes into new bone?
  • Can we replace allograft bone by biomaterials?
  • Can we develop resorbable or permanent meniscus implants based on biomaterials?
  • What are the prerequisites of scaffold properties for bone, cartilage and meniscus regenerative medicine?

Biomaterials Research and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering are considered to be very promising technologies to restore damaged tissues. Smart scaffolds (biomaterials), growth factors and cells are used in various combinations. The research is focussed on cartilage-, meniscus- and bone tissue.
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Publications

BMM animation TRAMMPOLIN project

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