prof. dr. N.M. (Nico M.) Wulffraat Full Professor
- Cluster B
- Rheumatology Research 1
Nico Wulffraat is professor of pediatric Rheumatology at the department of pediatrics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He obtained his MD and PhD (1987) at the Free University Hospital Amsterdam. He trained as a paediatrician from 1988 untill 1993 in Utrecht. He was fellow pediatric immunology and rheumatology from 1993 to 1995 in the WKZ. Since 1995 he worked as a consultant in pediatric immunology-rheumatology. Since 2010 he is the head of this subunit. From 1997-2004 he was also coordinator of the pediatric allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantations for immune deficiencies, metabolic disorders and autoimmune diseases. He is PI of several investigator initiated trials of immunisations in children with rheumatic diseases including MMR, HPV and Men C, prevention of MTX side effects, and application of Mesenchymal Stem cells in refractory GvHD and JIA. He is coordinator of a FP7 consortium for pharmacovigilance of biologics used in JIA (PHARMACHILD). Also he leads the EHHC project SHARE that aims at documenting standards of care and treatment recommendations for pediatric rheumatic diseases throughout Europe.
Since 2008 he became supervisor of the postgraduate clinical fellowship pediatric rheumatology and since 2009 head of pediatric immunology and rheumatology. In 2014, he was appointed as head of pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology, hematology and infectious diseases.
He has co-authored 220 Pubmed cited papers in international journals on pediatric rheumatology and immunology and 12 chapters in books.
Coördinator ERN/RITA 2019 - heden
Commissie lid ZONMW Translationeel Adult Stamcelresearch
Commissielid ZONMW call Priority Medicins Children, thans Goed gebruik Geneesmiddelen
Editor Werkboek Kinderreumatologie
Werkgroep uveitis richtlijn (Orde medisch specialisten, 2014-2015)
Lid Drug safety Monitoring Board Sycamore trial (RCT for adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis).
Lid bestuur Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES, treasurer, 2012-)
Lid bestuur Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials organization (Printo, 2012-)
Editorial board Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Reviewer for all major rheumatology Journals, Blood, Lancet, NEJM
Organiser (PRES representative) and faculty of basic& advanced educational courses in pediatric Rheumatology (India, Turkey, Brasilia)
Fellowship and Awards
FP7 Grant Pharmachild
AEMC Grant SHARE
Div. ZON MW Grants
AbbVie (bijdrage Reuma2Go)
Roche (bijdrage Reuma2Go)
ERN coordinator RITA
ZonMW grant Chronic Fatique QFS and JIA