Martin Hoogduijn is an associated professor at the section Nephrology and Transplantation of the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After completing his medical biology studies at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam he obtained a PhD at the University of Bradford, UK. In 2004 he started his research on mesenchymal stem cells, first in relation to bone disease at the University of York and from 2006 onwards he studied the immunomodulatory and regenerative properties of these cells from the perspective of organ transplantation at the Erasmus MC. Further research interests are the use of vesicles for immunomodulation and regeneration and the generation of kidney organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells. He is the secretary of the Dutch Transplantation Society and one of the founding members of the MiSOT expert group (Mesenchymal stem cells in Solid Organ Transplantation), which became part of ESOT under the name ECTORS (European Cell Therapy and Organ Regeneration Section) in 2018.