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Antoon Moorman (1947) did his university studies in biology and chemistry. Subsequent to his PhD, he continued his career in the Department of Anatomy & Embryology, where he became professor of Embryology and head of the Department. His research interest became focused on the development of the heart. His lab has become authoritative in producing computer-based 3D-gene expression reconstructions to clarify the intricate three-dimensional development of the cardiac chambers and the conduction system. He published more than 400 articles and was knighted in the Order of the Dutch Lion in 2012.

(For an interview see: (Ozkan J, 2012) Pioneer who gave shape to Cardiac Morphology: Antoon FM Moorman, PhD, FESC. Circulation 126 (8), F43-F48) - See more at:

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