prof. dr. R.M. (Raymond) Schiffelers

Full Professor
prof. dr. R.M. (Raymond) Schiffelers
  • Department of Clinical Chemistry and Haematology



Raymond Schiffelers studied Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University (1990-1995). After an industrial traineeship at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (UK) he did his PhD in medical microbiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam on liposomal targeting of antimicrobial agents (1996-2001). Subsequently he became post-doc at Utrecht University working on liposomes targeting tumor vasculature. In 2002-2003, at Intradigm Co (USA) he expanded his tumor vasculature-targeting work with polymers for delivery of siRNA. After his return to Utrecht University he became assistant and then associate professor. He co-invented OncoCort® a nanomedicine formulation of corticosteroids that will enter clinical trials in 2015.  In 2011, he moved to the Laboratory for Clinical Chemistry & Hematology of the University Medical Center Utrecht to work on nanomedicines, both for diagnosis and therapy. In particularly, he focuses on extracellular vesicles in the circulation as inspiration for new drug delivery systems and diagnostic readouts. He is founding member of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) founding member and member organizing committee for the ISEV2014-annual meeting, Associate Editor of the Journal Extracellular Vesicles and editor of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics and the Journal of Controlled Release. He is Founder of EXCYTEX-an extracellular vesicle-based company and member of the Scientific Advisory Board for a number of start-up companies.


Side Activities

Without remuneration

Vice-president European Technology Platform Nanomedicine

Associate Editor Journal of Extracellular Vesicles

Associate Editor Pharmaceutical Research

Founder/Share holder (<5%)/Scientific Advisor Excytex bv

Member Scientific Advisory Board 20MED Therapeutics

Member Scientific Advisory Board EtheRNA

Member Scientific Advisory Board Anjurium

Member Scientific Advisory Board SentryX 

Member Scientific Advsiory Board Nanocell Therapeutics 


Remuneration for department

Editor International Journal Pharmaceutics

Editor Journal Controlled Release

Fellowship and Awards

Vidi 2007 ‘Targeting inflammation to fight cancer’

Galenus Research Award 2009

ERC Consolidator grant 2010 260627 ‘Microvesicle-inspired drug delivery systems’

ERC Proof of Concept grant 2012 29744 ‘TargetMV’

Research Output (157)

Polymeric micelles loaded with carfilzomib increase tolerability in a humanized bone marrow-like scaffold mouse model

Varela-Moreira Aida, van Straten Demian, van Leur Heleen F, Ruiter Ruud W J, Deshantri Anil K, Hennink Wim E, Fens Marcel H A M, Groen Richard W J, Schiffelers Raymond M dec 2020, In: International Journal of Pharmaceutics: X. 2 9 p.

Targeting the RhoGEF βPIX/COOL-1 in Glioblastoma:Proof of Concept Studies

Connor Kate, Murray David W, Jarzabek Monika A, Tran Nhan L, White Kieron, Dicker Patrick, Sweeney Kieron J, O'Halloran Philip J, MacCarthy Brian, Shiels Liam P, Lodi Francesca, Lambrechts Diether, Sarkaria Jann N, Schiffelers Raymond M, Symons Marc, Byrne Annette T dec 2020, In: Cancers. 12 , p. 1-19 19 p.

Complete Tumor Regression by Liposomal Bortezomib in a Humanized Mouse Model of Multiple Myeloma

Deshantri Anil K, Fens Marcel H A M, Ruiter Ruud W J, Metselaar Josbert M, Storm Gert, Mandhane Sanjay N, Graat Gerard H M, Lentjes Eef G W, Yuan Huipin, de Bruijn Joost D, Mutis Tuna, Martens Anton C M, Groen Richard W J, Schiffelers Raymond M okt 2020, In: HemaSphere. 4 , p. 1-4

Normoxic Tumour Extracellular Vesicles Modulate the Response of Hypoxic Cancer and Stromal Cells to Doxorubicin In Vitro

Patras Laura, Fens Marcel H A M, Vader Pieter, Barendrecht Arjan, Sesarman Alina, Banciu Manuela, Schiffelers Raymond 1 sep 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21 21 p.

Cellular and Molecular Mechanism of Cardiac Regeneration:A Comparison of Newts, Zebrafish, and Mammals

de Wit Lousanne, Fang Juntao, Neef Klaus, Xiao Junjie, A Doevendans Pieter, Schiffelers Raymond M, Lei Zhiyong, Sluijter Joost P G 19 aug 2020, In: Biomolecules. 10 20 p.

The Biomolecular Corona of Lipid Nanoparticles for Gene Therapy

Francia Valentina, Schiffelers Raymond M, Cullis Pieter R, Witzigmann Dominik 7 aug 2020, In: Bioconjugate Chemistry. 31 , p. 2046-2059 14 p.

Dexamethasone nanomedicines for COVID-19

Lammers Twan, Sofias Alexandros Marios, van der Meel Roy, Schiffelers Raymond, Storm Gert, Tacke Frank, Koschmieder Steffen, Brümmendorf Tim H, Kiessling Fabian, Metselaar Josbert M 1 aug 2020, In: Nature nanotechnology. 15 , p. 622-624 3 p.

Plasma extracellular vesicle proteins are associated with stress-induced myocardial ischemia in women presenting with chest pain

Dekker Mirthe, Waissi Farahnaz, van Bennekom Joelle, Silvis Max J M, Timmerman Nathalie, Bank Ingrid E M, Walter Joan E, Mueller Christian, Schoneveld A H, Schiffelers Raymond M, Pasterkamp Gerard, Grobbee Diederick E, de Winter Robbert J, Mosterd A, de Kleijn Dominique P V, Timmers Leo 23 jul 2020, In: Scientific Reports. 10 8 p.

Delivering the power of nanomedicine to patients today

Germain Matthieu, Caputo Fanny, Metcalfe Su, Tosi Giovanni, Spring Kathleen, Åslund Andreas K O, Pottier Agnes, Schiffelers Raymond, Ceccaldi Alexandre, Schmid Ruth 15 jul 2020, In: Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 326 , p. 164-171 8 p.

Endothelial Cell Targeting by cRGD-Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticles under Static and Flow Conditions

Martínez-Jothar Lucía, Barendrecht Arjan D, de Graaff Anko M, Oliveira Sabrina, van Nostrum Cornelus F, Schiffelers Raymond M, Hennink Wim E, Fens Marcel H A M 10 jul 2020, In: Nanomaterials. 10 19 p.

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