Duration: 2018 - 2023
A multidisciplinary approach for the stratification of patients with carotid artery disease

Doel Aim

TAXINOMISIS aims to develop a new concept for the carotid artery disease stratification. The approach will be the first of its kind in cardiovascular and other chronic diseases in general. It will have a strong ‘personalized’ element, exploring the biology of atherosclerotic plaques and circulating biomarkers in the same patient, combined with heterogeneous individual/patient-specific clinical, imaging and demographic information.

Producten en dienstenMethods

In order to address the needs for stratified and personalised therapeutic interventions in the current era, our approach is to:

  • analyse the pathobiology of symptomatic plaques
  • identify disease mechanisms and developing a multiscale risk stratification model, which integrates clinical and personalized data
  • explore plaque and cerebral image processing and computational modelling and novel biomarkers for high versus low risk states


A new strategy to adress the carotid artery disease stratification, with a strong ‘personalized’ element.

SamenwerkingsverbandProject partners

The project is a collaboration between 17 partners from all over Europe, coordinated by Greece. Nivel is one of the project partners.

Panels met patiënten, cliënten en burgersNivel project team

Participating Nivel researchers in the project are:


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 755320.

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Meer wetenWant to know more?

Take a look at the international project website And please feel free to get in touch with the Nivel expert(s) involved. You will find them on the right, together with the (future) Nivel deliverables (publications) and other relevant content.

Verheij, R., Paget, J . Project TAXINOMISIS. From: [Last update 02-June-2021; consulted on 28-January-2022]. URL: