Prof. Dr J. Wouter Jukema, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, is Professor of Cardiology, a past established Clinical Investigator at the Netherlands Heart Foundation and Chairman of “Leiden Vascular Medicine” at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands. He received his medical degree from the Free University School of Medicine in Amsterdam and completed his training at the LUMC. He is also founding director of the Durrer Center for Cardiogenetic Research in Amsterdam and co-chairman of the Netherlands Heart Institute. He started his research with the Angiographic Coronary Atherosclerosis Trial “REGRESS”, at the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of The Netherlands in Utrecht. His current interests, which comprise the majority of topics for his more than 1000 peer reviewed publications (with many in top journals like New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews, Jama, Science, Circulation, JACC and EHJ) focus on the field of athero-thrombosis and include interventional cardiology as well as atherosclerosis research (vascular biology, lipid modification, diabetes, anti-thrombotics and anti-platelets and genetics) in humans as well as in transgenic animals. Prof. Jukema is principal investigator in several large interventional/athero-thrombosis studies, a member of various national and international athero-thrombosis boards and holder of multiple major (a.o. EU) grants.