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NextGen Discovery Series – May 25, 2023


The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

Information about this upcoming talk, including continuing education, is available below.

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Veronica Lemme at


"Precision Medicine in Respiratory Disease: from Biomarkers to Building Consortiums"

Speaker: Anke-Hilse Maitland-van der Zee, PhD, Professor, Precision Medicine in Respiratory Disease, Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Amsterdam University Medicine Center

Date: May 25, 2023, noon-1 p.m.

Location: Tom and Linda Atkins Family Seminar Room, Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building


Many patients with asthma are well-controlled on existing medication; however, a group of severe asthma patients still have many complaints even if treated according to guidelines. Precision medicine can help identify the biological background of the disease in this group of patients and recognize so-called phenotypes. This can lead to the development of the optimal treatment for the individual patient. In this talk, results from many studies in both adult and pediatric asthma populations will be shown. Different omics layers (microbiome, transcriptome, metabolome) are used to identify phenotypes and possible first steps towards personalization of medicine for this patient group will be discussed. Furthermore, the collaboration in a large public-private partnership, Precision Medicine for More Oxygen (P4O2), will be discussed. What is it like to work in such a consortium and is this the future of research funding?

About the SpeakerAnke-Hilse Maitland-Van der Zee

Anke-Hilse Maitland-Van der Zee was trained as a pharmacist, clinical pharmacologist and epidemiologist. In 2016, she was appointed full professor in the Amsterdam UMC (Precision Medicine in Respiratory Disease). In 2005, she started to work at Utrecht University, first as an assistant professor and, in 2012, as an associate professor in Precision Medicine. From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a post-doc at the Human Genetics Center of the University of Texas in Houston. Her main research goal is to bring precision medicine into clinical practice. Moving away from using old-fashioned diagnostic labels, and instead using biomarkers to understand biological pathways and optimize therapy for the individual patient accordingly. She is among other principal investigators of the strategic public-private partnership Precision Medicine for More Oxygen (P4O2), and president of the Federation Innovative Medicine Research Netherlands (FIGON). She published more than 310 peer-reviewed articles.  



Continuing Professional Education Credit

Successful Completion of this activity, which includes participating in the educational offering, participating in the evaluation process and completing the verification of attendance, enables the learner to satisfy the requirements for continuing education.

Nursing Contact Hours

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). 

1.0 contact hour may be awarded.


The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Relationships

Current ACCME and Midwest Multistate Division, ANCC rules state that participants in continuing education activities should be made aware of any relevant affiliation or financial interest in the previous 24 months that may affect the planning of an educational activity or a speaker’s presentation(s). Each planning committee member and speaker has been requested to complete a financial relationship reporting form for the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series. No planning committee member or speaker has a relevant financial interest.