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Education and courses

Medicine, master, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Medicine, bachelor, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Psychobiology, University of Amsterdam. First-year certificate.
Baken Trinitas Gymnasium
2018 Introduction to Probability and Data, Duke University (certificate)
2016 Medicurus: philosophy for medical students
2015 Erasmus Students for Clinically Applied Practice and Endeavour (link)
2014 Minor Global Health: internship in Kenya (Eldoret and Pokot region)


2014 – 2017 Nursing assistant cardiology, Erasmus MC
– Medium- and high-care cardiology
– Heart transplant unit
– Intensive coronary care unit (ICCU)
2009 – 2018
Rogier Vogels ontwerp, webdesign and graphic design. Collection of recent work can be found below.


Usefulness of Fragmented QRS Complexes in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease to Predict Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias

Vogels et al., The American Journal of Cardiology
Volume 119, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 126-131
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QRS complexes are the main spike seen on an ECG line. They correspond to the electrical activity and contraction of the right and left ventricles of the human heart. Sometimes, this electrical activity is poorly regulated and gives rise to an unusual and dangerous fast heart rate known as ventricular tachyarrhythmia. It would be beneficial to predict these life threatening arrhythmias before they occur, for example with possible signs showing on the ECG and in the QRS complex in the time preceding to the event.

One of those signs could be the occurance of fragmented QRS complex (fQRS), in which the QRS complex shows small deflections. fQRS was already known as a predictor of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in patients with coronary artery disease. With this study, we showed for the first time that patients with structural congenital heart defects that developed ventricular arrhythimia’s also demonstrated more fQRS compared to controls, and we further validated other known risk factors for arrhytmias in this group of patients.

T Cell Deficits and Overexpression of Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Anti-inflammatory Circulating Monocytes of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

Vogels et al., Frontiers in Psychiatry
20 March 2017
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The last 10 years, evidence has accumulated that the immune system of patients with psychiatric diseases, or individuals at high risk to develop them, is abnormally and dynamically activated and deactivated over time. Lots of research has been conducted over the years in patients with bipolar disorder, a severe and debilitating psychiatric disease.

The objective of this study was to determine abnormalities in two type of immune cells: the monocyte gene activation patterns and lymphocyte distribution abnormalities. Our secondary objective was to study the correlations between these outcomes and both hair cortisol levels and the presence of metabolic syndrome, as these variables are known to have strong mutual influences on the immune system.

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