PhD S.J.H. Vijverberg


PhD S.J.H. Vijverberg

Assistant Professor
Main activities
Education, Research
precision medicine
Focus of research

My research focusses on precision medicine in respiratory diseases (such as childhood asthma, adult-onset asthma, CF and lung cancer). Patients differ in their response to treatment. In my research I combine research methods from different disciplines (pharmacology, genomics, epidemiology) to study why some patients respond better to medicines than others. Furthermore, I am looking for biomarkers that can guide treatment and improve treatment outcomes for these patient groups.  



Key publications
  • Vijverberg S. J. H., Koster E. S., Tavendale R., Leusink M., Koenderman L., Raaijmakers J. A. M., Postma D. S., Koppelman G. H., Turner S. W., Mukhopadhyay S., Tse S. M., Tantisira K. G., Hawcutt D. B., Francis B., Pirmohamed M., Pino-Yanes M., Eng C., Burchard E. G., Palmer C. N. A., Maitland-van der Zee A. H. ST13 polymorphisms and their effect on exacerbations in steroid-treated asthmatic children and young adults Clinical and experimental allergy 2015;45 (6):1051-1059 [PubMed]
  • Vijverberg Susanne J. H., Tavendale Roger, Leusink Maarten, Koenderman Leo, Raaijmakers Jan A. M., Postma Dirkje S., Koppelman Gerard H., Turner Steve W., Mukhopadhyay Somnath, Palmer Colin N. A., Maitland-van der Zee Anke Hilse Pharmacogenetic analysis of GLCCI1 in three north European pediatric asthma populations with a reported use of inhaled corticosteroids Pharmacogenomics 2014;15 (6):799-806 [PubMed]
  • Vijverberg Susanne J. H., Koster Ellen S., Koenderman Leo, Arets Hubertus G. M., van der Ent Cornelis K., Postma Dirkje S., Koppelman Gerard H., Raaijmakers Jan A. M., Maitland-van der Zee Anke-Hilse Exhaled NO is a poor marker of asthma control in children with a reported use of asthma medication: a pharmacy-based study Pediatric allergy and immunology 2012;23 (6):529-+ [PubMed]
  • Vijverberg S. J. H., Koenderman L., Koster E. S., van der Ent C. K., Raaijmakers J. A. M., Maitland-van der Zee A.-H. Biomarkers of therapy responsiveness in asthma: pitfalls and promises Clinical and experimental allergy 2011;41 (5):615-629 [PubMed]
  • Vijverberg Susanne J. H., Raaijmakers Jan A. M., Maitland-van der Zee Anke Hilse ADRB2 Arg16 and the need for collaboration in childhood asthma pharmacogenomics Pharmacogenomics 2013;14 (16):1937-1939 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. PhD A.H. Maitland-van der Zee (Precision Medicine in Respiratory Disease)

Current research funding
  • Longfonds
  • Stichting Astma Bestrijding
  • ZonMw