Jan Schuurkes

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Jan A. J. Schuurkes (born 1950, in Oisterwijk) is a Dutch biologist and gastrointestinal researcher.

Education[edit]

He graduated as a biochemist at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (Nijmegen). He obtained a PhD in Medicine at Utrecht University (Utrecht) with a thesis on Motility and hemodynamics of the canine gastrointestinal tract.

Career[edit]

In 1979, he started his career at Janssen Pharmaceutica, where he became assistant head of the Department of Pharmacodynamics, head of the Department of Gastrointestinal pharmacology and finally vice-president Gastrointestinal Discovery. In 2007, he founded a new pharmaceutical company, Movetis, together with Remi Van den Broeck, Staf Van Reet and Dirk Reyn.

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References[edit]

  • Schuurkes JA, Tukker JJ, The interdigestive colonic motor complex of the dog, Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther. 1980 Oct;247(2):329-34.
  • Schuurkes JA., Pharmacotherapy of gastrointestinal motor disorders, Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 1994 Apr-Jun;59(2):165-70.
  • Schuurkes JA, Meulemans AL., Nitric oxide and gastric relaxation, Dig Dis Sci. 1994 Dec;39(12 Suppl):79S-81S.

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