Dr. Marieke Rienks

Dr. Marieke Rienks

Marieke is a Research Associate in the Cardiovascular Division at King’s College London.



2003-2011 Medicine, Maastricht University
2011-2015 PhD, Molecular Cardiology at Maastricht University


Present Appointment

2016- Research Associate,
Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, UK


Previous Appointment

2015-2016 Clinical training Internal Medicine at the RadboudUMC Nijmegen


Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

2015 Young Investigators Awards
at the 13th Dutch German joint meeting in Eibsee
2014 Young Investigators Award
at the Heart Failure meeting in Athens
2013 Best thematic poster by the ASBMB
at the Experimental Biology meeting in Boston
2013 Best parallel presentation
at the third Cardiovascular Conference



1 Reed E, Fellows A, Lu R, Rienks M, Schmidt L, Yin X, Duregotti E, Brandt M, Krasemann S, Hartmann K, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Addison O, Cuello F, Hansen A, Mayr M. Extracellular Matrix Profiling and Disease Modelling in Engineered Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Tissues. Matrix biology plus. 2022 16 : 100122. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

2 Gutmann C, Takov K, Burnap S, Singh B, Theofilatos K, Reed E, Hasman M, Nabeebaccus A, Fish M, McPhail M, O'Gallagher K, Schmidt L, Cassel C, Rienks M, Yin X, Auzinger G, Napoli S, Mujib S, Trovato F, Sanderson B, Merrick B, Niazi U, Saqi M, Dimitrakopoulou K, Braun S, Kronstein-Wiedemann R, Doores K, Edgeworth J, Shah A, Bornstein S, Tonn T, Hayday A, Shankar-Hari M, Mayr M. SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia and proteomic biomarker trajectory inform prognostication in COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care. . 2020 : . [Full Text] [DOI]

3 Barallobre-Barreiro J, Loeys B, Mayr M, Rienks M, Verstraeten A, Kovacic JC. Extracellular Matrix in Vascular Disease, Part 2/4 JACC Focus Seminar. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 5, 75(17) : 2189-2203. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

4 Rienks M, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Mayr M. The Emerging Role of the ADAMTS Family in Vascular Diseases. Circ Res. 2018 123 : 1279-1281. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

5 Rienks M, Joshi A, Mayr M. MicroRNA-24 and the Diabetic Heart. JACC: Basic to Translational Science. 2018 3 : 363-365. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

6 Barwari T, Rienks M, Mayr M. MicroRNA-21 and the Vulnerability of Atherosclerotic Plaques. Mol Ther. 2018 26 : 938-940. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

7 Rienks M, Papageorgiou A, Wouters K, Verhesen W, Leeuwen RV, Carai P, Summer G, Westermann D, Heymans S. A novel 72-kDa leukocyte-derived osteoglycin enhances the activation of toll-like receptor 4 and exacerbates cardiac inflammation during viral myocarditis. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2017 8 : 1511-1525. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

8 Rienks M, Papageorgiou AP, Frangogiannis NG, Heymans S. Myocardial extracellular matrix: an ever-changing and diverse entity. Circ Res. 2014 5 : 872-88. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

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