SACSIS is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ron van Noorden as new member of The All Results Journals: Biol Editorial Board.
Prof. van Noorden was born in 1951 and is the chairman (1993-present) of the Department of Cell Biology and Histology of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. He obtained the PhD in 1983 at the University of Amsterdam. After that, he got appointments as a lecturer (1983-1986), associate professor (1986-1997) and full professor in cell biology and histology (1997-present). He was selected by the students as lecturer of the year twice in the curriculum Medical Informatics (in 1998 and 1999) and twice in the curriculum Medicine (in 2003 and 2004) at the AMC.
Van Noorden's research was always focused on activity of proteins and particularly enzymes in their natural microenvironment, the cell or the extracellular matrix, in pathophysiological conditions such as arthritis, invasion and metastasis of cancer and now brain tumors (glioblastoma) and blindness due to diabetes (diabetic retinopathy).
Prof. van Noorden have published more than 300 peer reviewed papers and has been promotor of 27 PhD students. He won the Robert Feulgen Prize of the Society for Histochemistry in 1987 together with Roger Butcher for their contribution to quantitative analysis of enzyme activity in situ. He presented the first Piet Van Duijn Lecture of the Dutch Foundation Histochemistry in Kyoto, Japan, 1996 on live cell imaging and in 2008 he won the David Glick Award of the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.