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Dr. Henk Koerten

Dr. Henk Koerten is a cell biologist and doctor in Medical Sciences. In 1991, he was appointed head of the electron microscopy department at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In 2007 he finished his position at the LUMC and started his own consultancy on application of microscopic techniques in environmental research.

In his presentation, Henk will explain and show how asbestos fibres actually interact with the human body and why (and how) the iron content in amphiboles plays an important factor. Also, Henk will discuss what can be done to stimulate cells of the immune system to influence the process of mesothelioma formation. Expect a truly unique and very interesting presentation!