Bas Boukens

(Principal Investigator), PhD


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Research interests

My research group strives at understanding cardiac physiology and pathology by combining a wide range of research of approaches including molecular and electrophysiological techniques.

The experiments we perform center around three main research goals:

1. Establishing the molecular and electrophysiological basis of outflow tract arrhythmias.

2.Unraveling the arrhythmogenic mechanisms underlying J-wave syndromes.

3. Development of autonomic nervous system targets for anti-arrhythmic therapy.

4.Characterizing the evolutionary adaptations in cardiac electrophysiology.


Understanding cardiovascular disease requires interdisciplinary research. The combination of genetics, molecular biology and electrophysiology is a powerful method for unravelling disease mechanisms. I often take part in synergic collaborations in the AMC (PMIDs: 32386467, 31666509) and at national (PMID: 32555305, 30681347) and international level (PMIDs: 31695764, 32290757, 27582060).


Developmental, molecular and clinical aspects of life-threatening arrhythmias.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Associate Professor, Maastricht University: CARIM

1 Feb 20221 Feb 2030

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