Martijn Hoes received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences (2011 and 2013 respectively) from Maastricht University, focusing on Developmental Biology and Epigenetics. He obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof Peter van der Meer at the University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen. His research focused on in vitro disease modeling based on human cardiomyocytes differentiated from (induced) pluripotent stem cells. Martijn has defended his thesis entitled "Studying cardiac diseases using human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes" on the 20th of March, 2019 and continued to work as a postdoc in the same lab. Martijn focused on studying the possible underlying molecular mechanisms of peripartum cardiomyopathy and iron deficiency in close collaboration with national and international researchers.
In 2021, Martijn received a Dekker grant from the Dutch Heart Foundation to support his pursuit to identify how the cardiovascular system adapts due to pregnancy and how this could predispose to heart failure. Currently, Martijn is assistant professor in the groups of Prof Han Brunner (dept. of Clinical Genetics, MUMC+) and Prof Stephane Heymans (dept. Cardiology, Maastricht University).