Harrie C.M. Boonen

Harrie C.M. Boonen

External examinor


2009 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and medical Sciences, Copenhagen University

  • Systems pharmacology, with emphasis on cardiovascular system

2008 - 2009

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, Zealand Pharma A/S

  • Development, execution and reporting of in vivo pharmacological studies
  • Initiation of novel discovery projects


Owner Myonic software (myograph data acquisition and analysis software)

  • Software Developer of Myodaq/Myodata Software data acquisition and analysis program for small artery myograph (using Labview)


Special Scientist, Diabetes Pharmacology, Discovery and Development, Novo Nordisk A/S. Bagsvaerd, Denmark. (Novo Nordisk Research Board).

  • The role of cardiovascular changes in the development of late diabetic complications

Research Scientist, Diabetes Biology, Discovery and Development, Novo Nordisk A/S.

  •  Diabetes and obesity discovery projects with focus on skeletal muscle and cardiovascular function.

Research Scientist, Protein Analysis, Global Development, Novo Nordisk A/S.

  •  Development and validation of clot bio-assay to be used for rFVIIa and analogues (GMP)

Advisory Scientist, Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology, Global Development, Novo Nordisk A/S.

  • Exploratory safety and safety pharmacology core battery (cardiovascular, CNS, respiration) before first human dose of selected projects within diabetes, obesity, and haemostasis


Research Assistant

Department of Pharmacology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands,

  • Research focused on hypertension and Physiology/ Pharmacology of isolated small arteries

Ph.D. student:

  • Research on the role of excitation-contraction coupling in small arteries in the development and treatment of essential hypertension

post-docoral fellow (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences KNAW)

  • Focus on simultaneous measurement of intracellular calcium, membrane potential and contraction in small isolated arteries


Military service (medical sergeant)


Research assistant, Laboratory for Pharmacology, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, the Netherlands



Knowledge of languages

Fluent in Dutch (native), English and Danish


B.Sc. (1985), Ph.D. (cum laude, 1992)

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