ERASMUS UROLOGY RESEARCH

Andrology

The Andrology section of the Department of Urology has a research focus on seminal markers for the early detection and prognosis of germ cell tumours. Clinical research extends towards the gonadal function and fertility in cryptorchidism, and hypogonadism, and oncofertility.

Male infertility

Male hypogonadism

Sperm quality biomarkers and biobanking

People

Willem Boellaard

Willem Boellaard

Urologist

Marij Dinkelman-Smit

Marij Dinkelman-Smit

Urologist

Gert Dohle

Gert Dohle

Urologist

Publications

  1. Boellaard WPA, Gillis AJM, van Leenders GJLH, Stoop H, van Agthoven T, Dorssers LCJ, Dinkelman-Smit M,Boormans JL, Looijenga LHJ. Cellular origin of microRNA-371a-3p in healthy males based on systematic urogenital tract tissue evaluation. 2019 Jul;7(4):463-468. PMID: 30786164 
  2. Boellaard WPA, Stoop H, Gillis AJM, Oosterhuis JW, Looijenga LHJ. VASA mRNA (DDX4) detection is more specific than immunohistochemistry using poly- or monoclonal antibodies for germ cells in the male urogenital tract.Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(30):e7489.PMID: 28746190
  3. Spiller CM, Lobo J, Boellaard WPA, Gillis AJM, Bowles J, Looijenga LHJ. CRIPTO and miR-371a-3p Are Serum Biomarkers of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors and Are Detected in Seminal Plasma from Azoospermic Males.Ca ncers (Basel). 2020 Mar 23;12(3):760. PMID: 32210110
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