Education and career
I studied Biology at Utrecht University and did my PhD on characterization of hematopoietic stem cells at the department of Hematology of the Erasmus MC. I was employed as a post doc at the department of Hematology and I worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Hannover, Germany. Back in the Netherlands, I was involved in setting up the Parelsnoer project for Leukemia and worked at the department of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC, on the genetics of pediatric leukemia.
Since 2013 I work at the department of Surgery, Erasmus MC where I am currently appointed. I am involved in several projects focusing on the development of liver scaffolds for tissue and organ engineering, mechanisms in regeneration of biliary epithelium after injury and primary liver cancer using the liver-organoid culture system.
I work at the Laboratory Experimental Transplantation and Intestinal Surgery (LETIS), at the Department of Surgery. I work in close collaboration with my colleagues of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (MDL).
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