POSITION TITLE: Professor at the University of Twente, the Netherlands





1995: PhD, molecular biology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Positions and Employment

1995-1997    Post-doc, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

1997-2001    Post-doc, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

2001-2002    Groupleader Cardiovascular Diseases, Crucell, Leiden, the Netherlands.

2002-2008    Senior post-doc, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

2008-2015    Associate professor, Dept. Anatomy & Embryology, LUMC, the Netherlands

2015-present: Professor and Chair, Dept. Applied Stem Cell Technologies, MIRA Institute, University of Twente, the Netherlands


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Member of the Editorial Board of Cardiovascular Research (2013 -), Advances in Regenerative Biology (2014 -), and Stem Cell Reports (2014 -). Member of the ZonMw committee: “MKMD” (3R) (2011 -)


Honors and awards

2009  Winner of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative venture challenge award with Pluriomics venture plan.

2014   Winner of the “Lef in het Lab” award (alternatives for animal experiments).

2014    Winner of the “Hugo van Poelgeest” award (alternatives for animal experiments).